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Strip Built Boat Plans


Plans for building strip-built boats. "Strip building", (sometimes known as strip-planked, wood strip, or cedar strip) is a fault tolerant method to build a boat. You bend thin strips of wood around forms, gluing the strips together as you cover the forms. You then sand the strips smooth and coat them with a layer of tough, transparent fiberglass cloth and epoxy. The result is a beautiful, strong and lightweight boat.

Nick Schade has been designing and building cedar strip boats since 1986, and is the author of two books on the subject. These original designs draw on the years of experience to create unique high performance designs that move easily on the water as well as look stunning on land.

For more in-depth descriptions of the designs listed below you may look through the strip-built boat design browser.

Mystic River Tandem Canoe Plans

Fullsize plans for the Mystic River Tandem
A cedar strip canoeLightweight wood strip canoebeautiful cedar strip canoeStrip Built Canoe Building Instruction Manual
$100.00

Full sized canoe plans to build your own strip-built tandem Canoe. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a cedar strip canoe. Plans include a 60+ page building manual with over 190 photographs and illustrations.

Yukon Sea Kayak Plans

Detailed plans to build your own racing sea kayak
Prototype Yukon racing kayak built by Paul Sylvester
$100.00

Full sized plans to build your own fast sea kayak. An efficient sea kayak design suitable for long distance touring or racing. The front deck is cut away for an easy, close to the hull catch on your stroke.

Solo microBootlegger

Full-sized plans for the Solo microBootlegger Double Paddle Canoe
Solo wood recreational kayaksolo microbootlegger recrational kayak
$100.00

Full-sized plans to build your own solo microBootlegger double paddle canoe or recreational kayaks. These plans include full size drawings of each form drawn individually so you may glue the patterns directly to your form material and cut out around the lines.

12 Foot Nymph Double Paddle Pack Canoe Plans

Full-sized plans for the Nymph Double Paddle Canoe
two woodstrip pack canoes"Building Nymph" Booklet
$90.00

Full-sized plans for a scaled up version of the Nymph Double Paddle Pack Canoe. This cedar strip canoe is lightweight and easy to paddle. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built canoe.

These plans include a 45 page instruction booklet.

Coot Dinghy Plans

Complete full sized plans to build a strip-planked wooden dinghy
Coot Dinghy Tender
$110.00

Full size plans to build the Coot pram style dinghy. These plans include all the forms and plywood parts drawn at full size needed to build the boat.

Instructions for building Coot are included in Nick's book "Building Strip Planked Boats"

"Simple" Kayak Plans

"Simple" Kayak Plans
$90.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood "Simple" sea kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak.

Night Heron Double Kayak Plans

Night Heron "Double" Kayak Plans
Allen Newhouse Night Heron Double
$105.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Night Heron Double tandem sea kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak.

High Capacity Great Auk Kayak Plans

High Capacity Great Auk Kayak Plans
Pat Rogers HCGA Trimaran
$105.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood High Capacity Great Auk Sea Kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak.

Guillemot "L" Kayak Plans

Guillemot "L" Kayak Plans
Charles Leach -- Guillemot "L"
$100.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Guillemot "L" Sea Kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built sea kayak.

Guillemot Kayak Plans

Guillemot Kayak Plans
Guillemot Sea Kayakwooden sea kayak
$90.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Guillemot Sea Kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built sea kayak.