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Published 03.06.2015 | Author : admin | Category : Sailboat Drawings

Wooden Boat Plans for Amateur Boatbuilders – Excellent Performance, Simple Construction, Step by Step Instructions Australia, USA, UK, Hungary, S. The other is the simplest and cheapest plywood canoe that would still look good and work well – the Quick Canoe.
Generally the lower end of the prices is building in Canada or the USA where materials are a lot cheaper than the rest of the world. The things the two plans have in common are the detail in the plans – anyone can build either of these boats following the step by step instructions. The Eureka is based on classic canoe touring shapes from a time when canoes were used for real transport.
One builder who has done quite a bit of canoeing told me he was pretty happy with 420 to 450 lbs but would not go much over that with his use.
He is desperately trying to find free plans for his first attempt at building a canoe so he can try it out before spending heaps of money on the Eureka (which of course is what he wants at the end of the day). If you would be so kind as to let me know if this would be possible it would make an excellent birthday present for his 40th birthday in 3 weeks.
I am sure that there are some carefully designed free plans with good information on the net somewhere, but even I don’t know how to find them amongst poorly designed and conceived ones with little help and support for builders that proliferate. One of the few ways you can be sure you are getting a good plan is to see if you can find people building them.


If I had a new design that needed to be tested I would consider asking your husband to build one. Actually, I backed into the PDR scene by going to your website to find Beth, but got sidetracked into the whole PDR thing.
Beth, my sailing canoe plan, has good sailing manners but will capsize unless you are a very experienced racing dinghy sailor – if you can sail a Laser in 25 knots then BETH is more forgiving than that and gives a Cadillac type ride. The Eureka is more building and materials cost – it is so nice it deserves good materials. You will be able to see most of the pics and videos, but would have to be a member of the woodwork forum to see all of them – they are a good group and my forum has some of the best discussion on building and using boats that you will see.
I am leaning toward the Eureka, as I am familiar with working with stitch & glue and epoxy, and love working with really nice Okoume (Gaboon?) ply. I have emailed with Paul, and I think the best thing for now is a Quick Canoe with your drop-in rig. I appreciate your very detailed instructions, and even though I have built several boats, your instructions always remind me of something I need to have remembered, but didn’t. A lot of them are just insurance to make sure things don’t go wrong and the build will be smooth.
MIK, I have purchased the plans for the drop-in sail rig, and also downloaded the free paddle plans.


The drop in rig has about 26 (I think) sq ft of sail which is quite conservative and will be Ok on either boat.
But the basic sail rig will not produce something that is too tricky with either the Eureka or the Quick Canoe – so start with that. You don’t need a table saw or router if you can buy the timber close to the finished dimensions you need.
I know sappy story, but true…anyway, please let me know what we can do at this point to move forward with this dream of his.
It sounds like a nice boat and possible to do for someone who has never built a boat before. I paddled one 700kms doen the river murray, fantastic in flat water not so good when it gets rough. And for a first time builder, are there any considerations I should contemplate in the spirit of being realistic before I take on this project?



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