Click the HOME Tab in the Menu Bar to return to the Home Page.Thank you for your interest in my Portable Boat Designs. If you are a new reader, you might like to know that there are absolutely no ads on this website. 1 SHEET +  is an attempt to make a nice looking, good performing small boat out of a single sheet of plywood. The 4 + CORO-HULLS, is a combination of four different, but similar, plastic-hull designs constructed of 1 sheet of 4 MM COROPLAST material.
COMPOSITE CRUISER - The primary purpose of this design was to build a small pram style boat that was ultra-lightweight, easy and inexpensive to build, was unsinkable, and used Coroplast plastic as the hull material. DUET Utility Boat - A two module transportable that has the capacity to hold a small family. EXPLORER 2 - Is a simple to build, 2 module portable boat, ideal for cruising small lakes, ponds and tributaries.
FOAM BOAT -  A single occupant, two module nesting design that is constructed of 1 inch polyfoam sheets, and reinforced with fiberglass cloth.
KAYAK+ - This was designed as a dual function boat that would be easy to paddle, and also be trolling motor powered.
MINI-CAT -  This is a small twin-hull platform boat design, which was the Design Contest Winner for 2012. MPDR - MODULAR PD RACER was designed for those that want the PDR experience, but prefer not to trailer it. POD-2  (Paddle On Demand) - This is a redesign of a very popular boat, expressly intended for the younger generation.
RIVER ROVER - This is a new boat, specifically designed for shallow water use, and can be constructed in different lengths and widths. TOTER DUCKBOAT -  Developed per a customer request for a duckboat that was hunting dog friendly. Although not originally designed as a multipurpose boat, the 1 Sheet Wedge is an ideal vehicle for children to learn about boating safety.
The plans detail the SKIFF design (shown), the most complicated, but also apply to the a few others; Pram, Kayak, Jon Boat and Canoe as well. Just a few simple steps from vehicle to water, then the easy part begins, safely cruising around your favorite water spot. The result is a 30 pound craft that is easy to transport and easy to paddle, and literally sits on top of the water. It folds in half, to a 4 foot length, a 28 inch width and a 2 inch thickness, so that it will fit in any vehicle for transport.


It can be constructed in one of two sizes, one only 9" high, strictly as a kayak, the other 12" for motoring, both with buoyancy compartments for safety. Built lightweight, it can be transported by all trucks, vans, suv's and some hatch backs, and even a bicycle !  Stand up steady, it will make a great weekender for the sole hunter and fisherman, or woman. A boat with a capacity of 750 pounds on the water, converts to a 7 foot camper with accommodations for 2 adults.
This 3 module nesting version holds true to the hull design criteria, while providing a shorter length for transport and storage.
It's forerunner wedge hull design is widest at the stern, where the heaviest load is placed. The unique aspect of the design is the foldable mast and boom, which all fits in the hull for transport.
The two modules fold on top of each other for a transport size of 4' long, 3' wide and 2' high.
With a mainsail and a jib, the boat is capable of some fun sailing, and it can accommodate 2 occupants. Based on the original Toter hull series, the inside aft of the hull was lowered to almost water level to allow the dog easy exit and entry of the boat. No mishaps reported, I am glad to say, and everyone learned just a little more about togetherness. Easy to build and assemble at the water, it fits in all trucks and suv's, no trailer required.
This is the third generation of the "wedge" hull shape design, and it incorporates the previous builders suggestions for greater freeboard, dry storage and a sail rig option. The single occupant hull is 8' long, with an additional center module it will seat two, and is 11' feet long. Ideally suited to the novice sailor, it features many options, from foot steering and boom-less sail, to a unique method of keeping the hull erect in heavy winds. Approved by Shorty Routh, the PDR originator, the modular version has good interior room and can accept all PDR options, and it is class legal to race.
Capable of accommodating 2 adults, it makes a great hunting or fishing boat, to get into those hard to reach areas. All the attributes of the Toter 2 are enhanced with the sail rig, making the boat a true multi-tasker.
It paddles effortlessly with minimal wake, can accept a trolling motor, and will also fit in many cars. Further, the adults will find it to be a practical choice for the occasional fishing trip to the lake, and then be able to store it in a confined space when home.


Costing about $100 to construct, and capable of a 6 foot 190 pound occupant, it can be many things to many people. With a 500 pound capacity and ample storage, it also makes a great fishing boat or tender, easily handled by a single person. Rugged yet lightweight, the Easy One makes a great utility boat, and with an added center module, can seat two in comfort. The hull design is unique for a boat this size, and utilizes my "skin on foam" construction process.
But, the biggest new feature is the redesigned aft end that can now accept an optional trolling motor. It is also easy to paddle, and will accept a trolling motor for hours of leisurely cruising at 3 mph. It gets it name from what it is: Simple-Inexpensive-Multipurpose-Portable-Lightweight-Easy to build. It also has built-in buoyancy, but still nests to store in less than 5 square feet of floor space.
With built-in safety buoyancy and a short, wide sail, the boat is safe for almost anyone to operate. And, finally, the 8 foot mini version, shown below, makes a great go-anytime fishing boat for small lakes and ponds. The built-in buoyancy and ample storage space, coupled with the optional sailing rig completes the design as a true multi-purpose boat. The boat, named after my Grandsons, is handsome, like them, and is easy to build from 2 sheets of plywood.
With a cost of around $100 to build, plus accessories, it is a good boat for those just getting into the boat building hobby. Empty weight is about 130 pounds, plus gear, and it is easily fabricated with common shop tools. The sail is home made of white polytarp material, and should provide many seasons of enjoyment at very little cost.
The 3 modules easily bolt together for fast assembly at the water, and the refined structure will provide years of service.
Also available is a sail rig set of plans designed specifically for the Pollywog, see below.



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