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Rowboat Plans

Plans to build your own wooden rowing boats and dinghies. These are original design by Nick Schade. Drawing inspiration from traditional rowing boat designs such as Adirondack guide boats and pram-style dinghies Nick has used his knowledge of the strip planked technique of building to create beautiful, lightweight and strong rowing boat designs.

Noank Pulling Boat Plans

Plans to build your own strip planked open water rowing boat
Sliding seat rowing for calm or rough waterA beautiful sliding seat rowing boat for DIY boat buildersSleek and stable work out with the Noank Pulling BoatOver 130 page building manual to get you through the project.


Full size plans for the Noank Pulling Boat a strip-built, sliding seat, open water, rowing boat.

The Noank Pulling Boat is an 18' x 36" [5.5m x 91cm] sliding seat rowing boat suitable for open water travel. It has two large flotation chambers that can store a massive amount of gear if you should wish to go for an expedition. 

This is an efficient boat with nice glide, secure in rough water and a joy to row.

Coot Dinghy Plans

Complete full sized plans to build a strip-planked wooden dinghy
Coot Dinghy TenderAssembling the Coot strip built dinghy

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"

Adirondack Guide Boat Plans

Adirondack Guide Boat Plans
Strip Planked Adirondack Guide Boatcedar strip adirondack guideboatClass built Adirondack Guide Boat

Full sized rowing boat plans to build your own wood Adirondack Guilde Boat. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built rowing boat.

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