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Touring Canoe
With permission, we are providing free detailed canoe plans of a 18 ft x 35 inch (5.5 m x .9 m) touring canoe from our friend Morten Olsen at www.boatplans.dk. A nice and simple touring canoe that will build quickly for a minimal cost.
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Canoe Wacky Lassie
The Wacky Lassie is designed to be quickly built by kids using modified Bolger/Payson tack & tape construction methods with techniques that minimize the use of hazardous materials and maximize suitable childrens skills.
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Attached Carport
This attached carport is also fairly easy to construct against the side of another building, if you have enough height under the existing building eave. A carport, or lean-to shed, attached to an existing building such as a garage, barn, shed or...
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Model Paddle-Wheel Boats
Only a few boys have ponds of their own, in a pasture, perhaps. But there are miniature lakes in our city parks, pools at our summer camps, and old water holes in the woods. If all of these fail, a boy can still sail his ships on the bathtub sea....
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Canoe or Kayak Storage Rack
A couple of rickety old sawhorses. That is what passes for a winter storage system for my canoe. And during canoe season, I just park it upside down on the beach. I did not invest a lot in that canoe—in fact, I do not even like it...
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Toy battle ships
These toys can be made almost completely from scrap wood materials. Add in a few screws and one small dowel, and you can have a fleet of boats. Another great feature of this project is that very small children can participate in assembling the...
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Scow Shanty Hull
Here is a page where I explore a possible framing plan and materials estimate for small shantyboat. My framing plan is a variation of George Buehler\'s approach on River Walker and Rufus.
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9ft Oar
They are suitable for most boats with beam of 1.37m to 1.52m. Some people have built them for shorter boats and they will be too long or out of balance if shortened.
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