Build The Plywood Rowboat
These are two plans for rowboat. The first uses one sheet of plywood to build the whole thing, and the second is another traditional row boat.
From the plywood plans: THIS 11-foot hull will cost you only $35
to build and comes out of a single sheet
of plywood. We used Weldwood
Royal Marine Plywood for the job. It can
be put together by almost any workshopper
with a minimum amount of tools and time.
It rows smartly and gets a real burst of
speed from a 3 to 5-hp outboard, actually
planing like a runabout. It won't tip or trip
with its generously flared sides and will
take a rough clop. It can be lifted on top
of a car by one man. It will carry up to
four persons. The editors feel that it's impossible
to get so much water transport
anywhere for so little cost.
In cutting and assembly, you deal directly
with the planking, first and last. Except
for the transom, no other ribs are
used- No precision jigging, alignments,
plumbs, squares, angles, rakes, deadrise,
coordinates, lofting or full-size layout is
necessary. It can be done in a weekend, or
if you prefer to work leisurely, two weekends.
The second plans are are simple and to the point, as is the boat. At twelve feet and four seats - one aft, two in the middle, and one tiny front seat - this looks like a good traditional boat.
One Piece Plywood Rowboat
Traditional Rowboat Plans