Free plans: 2 Sheet Rowboat/Canoe

For those of you who like the tiny one sheet canoe “Little Guide” (…ne-sheet-canoe) but said it is too small for them – here comes “Big Guide”:

A forumite wrote Little Guide is a water toy and of course he is right.
So I made a similar design by the name of “Big Guide” that could be made of two sheets of 6mm plywood. It is as simple as can be and should make a serious rowboat.
For me it will not be possible to build it within the next six months but I made an accurate 1:10 scale model using 0,8mm birch plywood. I think it should be an easy build and a fast recreational rowboat for protected waters.

Big Guide and Little Guide side by side


the boat and the two sheets


Here are the specifications:

LOA 15’8″
Beam 42″
Length on waterline 15’6″
Beam on waterline 35″
Cp 0,50
Centre depth 13,5″
Draft 5″
Displacement 500 lbs
Estimated weight 70 lbs


Originally posted 2011-11-01 04:43:03.

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