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Boat Building Plans


Small Boat Building Plans. Full size boat building plans for do it yourself boat builders. No lofting required. These are all original designs by Nick Schade a dedicated kayaker, canoeist and small boat user.

All the designs are listed below, or you can narrow down your selection by clicking on one of the links above.

You may also browse through detailed descriptions of our boat designs.

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.

Ganymede Kayak Plans

Ganymede Kayak Plans
Ganymede plywood kayakGanymede Instruction Book
$55.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Ganymede recreational kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood parts needed to build a stitch and glue kayak.

Included in the plans are lines to build the boat at 3 different volumes. From a high volume version suitable for heavier paddlers, to a low deck suitable for shorter paddlers.

These plans come with a 50 page instruction book including photographs and illustrations for building the boat from 3 sheets of plywood.

Coot Dinghy Plans

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

Matunuck Surf Kayak Plans

Full Sized plans to build the Matunuck Surf Kayak design
Rob's Matunuck surf kayakMatunuck Surf Kayak
$85.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Matunuck surf kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood panels and forms needed to build a stitch and glue surf kayak.

These plans are created by Chesapeake Light Craft based on my design. The plans include instructions published by Chesapeake Light Craft.

Sea Island Sport Sit-on-Top Kayak Plans

Full Sized plans to build the Sea Island Sport sit on top kayak
Sea Island Sport wooden sit on top kayak
$99.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Sea Island Sport sit on top kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood panels and forms needed to build a stitch and glue kayak.

These plans are created by Chesapeake Light Craft based on my design. The plans include instructions published by Chesapeake Light Craft.

"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.