This is a selection on some of the Free Rowing Boat Plans that were published in magazines such as “Popular Mechanics”, "Popular Science" and the "Boat Builder Handbook" yours to download for free (pdf)
Junior is a type of boat usually known as a yacht
dinghy or tender, but there the comparison ends.
dinghies are notoriously cranky and hard to row, but Junior is of such
ample dimensions and so carefully designed that it rows quite easily,
carries three and even four adults propels well with small outboard
motors, and could even be sailed, if fitted out with simple sailing
Last but not least, Junior makes an excellent car top
boat for fishing or hunting anywhere, since it is lightweight,
leak-proof and easily handled afloat or ashore.
Cork has end seats just the right distance
apart for two anglers to face each other (so one can see what the other
is doing) and for one to help the other net a fish, untangle a plug
that may have snagged a line, or quickly shift oars if a fish requires
Cork handles so nicely because of her V-bottom (scow ends are
In fact, she’s a dream to row in either direction, from either seat.
plenty of buoyancy for three adults, and for one occupant the center
seat is just right to row from, using either pair of oar locks.
the soft southerly breezes blowing on your fevered brow and the moist,
salty tang of marshes tingling in your nostrils make you long to get
out on the water, then, Brother, the bug has bitten you and it’s time
to think about building a boat.
Chessy is just the ticket to get you acquainted with the sport.
is strongly built so she’ll take a beating when you drag her up on
sandy beaches or push her into marsh grass with its inevitable hidden
snags and roots.
She has plenty of flare, which will keep her
dry when the going gets rough—and she is steady enough on her keel to
enable the soft-crabber to stand in her bow and reach for a fast moving
crustacean without having the feel ing of walking a tightrope.
110 page, step by step instructions for
building the Sea Skiff using modern
plywood building techniques and materials. Yours to download (pdf) for
with a convex bottom for maximum speed whether powered by sail,
outboard motor or oars, Sea Midge is modelled on an Old World boat
originally developed as a yacht dinghy for use upon the North Sea.
It is an excellent all-around work horse and is light enough to be
Rowing boat plans and construction of Sea Midge are simplicity itself.
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