My boat building plan archive is something that I am planning to expand over the coming months. This category will contain high resolution scans of old boat building plans that have been publicly published for many years and may otherwise now be difficult to source or forgotten. Although many of the designs are old they are by no means obsolete and still present a great boat building project and fun on the water for the builder.
All plans are scans directly from the original book plans, edited and sharpened so that all text, drawings and dimensions are clear and legible. Most classic wooden boat plan sets include building instructions, bills of materials, specifications and tables of offsets or frame drawings. Any of the plans here can be modernised and digitally lofted for CNC cutting as with my Modernised Boat Building Plans. Please get in touch to discuss the options available for doing this.
Plans in the boat building plan archive are priced to contribute towards covering the costs involved with sourcing old plan set books, the time to scan and edit them along with hosting fees for storing this archive. By building this archive I hope to be able to preserve these old boat designs, stop them from being lost for ever and most importantly get people building them! If you have or know of any classic boat building plans that you would like to see added here then please feel free to contact me.