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Building Lark, the 4-hour, 9-ft. dory for kids. Built from plywood and 2x4s. Est. cost: $25.
BOAT JOURNAL #73 Jun-Jul 1990 pg. 46
Added Info BOAT JOURNAL #75 Oct-Nov 1990 pg. 6
Added Info BOAT JOURNAL #76 Dec 1990-Jan 1991 pg. 7

Thole pin rowing rig uses hickory pins.
BOAT JOURNAL #77 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 48

River Queen, a 10-ft. long, 4-ft. wide, flat bottom, flat bow, and flat stern boat suitable for rowing or a small 5 hp motor. Constructed of marine plywood over a simple wooden frame. Designed for the beginning boat builder.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1967 (v.57#7) pg. 46

Tips on how to launch, land and change positions in a rowboat.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1974 (v.64#8) pg. 57

Tips on rowboat safety.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1975 (v.65#7) pg. 37

Basic terminology of the rowboat and tips on rowing.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1989 (v.79#8) pg. 55

A 3-in-1 sailboat that holds four which can be sailed, rowed, or powered by a motor. Hull, made of plywood, is 5-ft. wide, 12-ft. long and weighs about 140 lbs. Mast is aluminum pipe and lateen rig sail is polyethylene. Plan must be ordered.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 24 1978 (v.91#5) pg. 20

How to build the Family Handyman Pram. The 14-ft. hull is built from red cedar strips. The pram may be rowed or sailed using an 80 sq.ft. sail. Takes 200 hours to build. Est. cost: $300.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #217 Mar 1981 (v.31#3) pg. 78

Guide boat, an updated version of the Adirondack design. Built from wooden strips covered with fiberglass. Dimensions: 16.5-ft long, 46" wide, 13" deep. Weighs 70#. Est. cost: $200.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #223 Nov 1981 (v.31#9) pg. 66

Cartopper sailing skiff. A 11.5-ft. sailing and rowing skiff built mostly from exterior fir plywood and covered with fiberglass boat cloth. Build in 60 to 80 hours. Est. cost: $1,100. Part 1. Cutting the plywood pieces.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #345 Feb 1994 (v.44#2) pg. 76

Cartopper sailing skiff. Part 2. Assembling the hull.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #346 Mar 1994 (v.44#3) pg. 68

Cartopper sailing skiff. Part 3. Building the centerboard, rudder and mast. Covering the boat with fiberglass.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #347 Apr 1994 (v.44#4) pg. 76

Building a lapstrake boat. A traditional design that's ideal for the beginner. Instructions for building a 10-ft. Nova Scotia lapstrake rowing boat. Requires about 160 hours.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 82

Flat bottom skiff utility boat. All nailed construction. Only basic hand tools are needed to build it. Uses oars or outboards up to 10 hp. Est. cost: $25.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #455 Apr 1966 (v.62) pg. 93

Station wagon skiff. Family-size, 16-ft. skiff weighs 120 lbs. and has three seats. May be paddled, motor driven (3 to 10 hp), or sailed using a sailing rig with leeboards. Constructed of plywood, styrofoam and fiberglass. Est. cost: $80.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #466 Mar 1967 (v.63) pg. 106

An 11-ft. dory which can be rowed, sculled, or sailed.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #479 Apr 1968 (v.64) pg. 90

Build a glass-bottom boat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #502 Mar 1970 (v.66) pg. 92

Build a cartop johnboat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #502 Mar 1970 (v.66) pg. 110

"Butterfly" boat which can be sailed as a cat-rigged catamaran or converted into two one-man dinghies. With the two hulls bolted together, stern-to-stern, it also becomes a two-man canoe. Unsinkable, with simple construction.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #550 Mar 1974 (v.70) pg. 55

Aquaply. Little dinghy you can build from a single sheet of plywood.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #550 Mar 1974 (v.70) pg. 67

For basic transportation on the water, build the AquaPram. Very stable flat bottom pram measures 8-ft. long, 64" wide, and weighs 100 pounds. Has built-in flotation and can't sink with 3 people aboard. Est. cost: $150.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #565 Jun 1975 (v.71) pg. 22

How to convert a 7-ft to 9-ft rowboat into a sailboat. How to make a daggerboard and trunk; rudder; mast and boom; rigging, sails and fittings.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #597 Feb 1978 (v.74) pg. 107

Build MI's Basement Boat, a 10-ft pram that can be rowed, sailed or powered by a small outboard. Est. cost: $135.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #609 Feb 1979 (v.75) pg. 86

Johnboat you can build. Wooden frame is covered with marine plywood and fiberglass. Length is 15 ft. 8" Estimated cost: $400.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #621 Feb 1980 (v.76) pg. 110

How to convert an aluminum johnboat into a first-class decked-over duck hunting boat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #665 Oct 1983 (v.79) pg. 12

How to build a basic boat. Dinghy is built from two 4x8 sheets of plywood.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #95 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 86

The happy clam. This lightweight, folding 8-ft. rowboat doubles as a cartop storage unit and suits the first-time boatbuilder. Est. cost: $100.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #116 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 62

A 2-in-1 camper boat is pram and camp chest.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1963 (v.120#3) pg. 166

An outrigger stabilizer for small craft.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1965 (v.124#2) pg. 146

White-Water Riverboat. Rugged craft designed to take the wildest rapids in stride and also to row with oars on the quiet waters. Extremely shallow draft. Length can vary from 15 to 19 feet. Use an 18 to 60 hp outboard. Est. cost: $100.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1966 (v.126#6) pg. 154

Unsinkable "Johnboat" uses plastic foam.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1964 (v.184#2) pg. 131

A fold-up hinged boat and trailer.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1964 (v.184#5) pg. 116

Three-way boat for less than $50. Sail it, paddle it, or power it.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1965 (v.186#4) pg. 126

Car-top boat uses oars or small motor. Square bow and stern. Made from 1/4" and 1/2" plywood. Est. cost: $20.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1966 (v.189#2) pg. 138

A 9-ft. dinghy made of Vinylcel (polyvinyl chloride foam) covered with fiberglass. Weighs only 46 lbs. May be rowed, powered (up to 3 hp outboard) or sailed.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1967 (v.191#2) pg. 142

How to build a wood-strip trail boat. It splits in half across the middle for portage. Can be be rowed, paddled, powered or sailed. Boat is 16 ft. long and weighs 89 lbs. Beam is 40". Both halves can float alone.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1973 (v.202#2) pg. 112
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1973 (v.202#3) pg. 148

Flat-ended dinghy is built from two sheets of marine plywood. Dinghy is 90-inches long and 47-inches wide. Design is a winner in the 2nd annual plywood project contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1978 (v.213#2) pg. 104

Compact one-man rowboat is built from 1 sheet of 1/4" plywood. Winning design in annual plywood contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1981 (v.219#3) pg. 93

Three-way day tripper boat can be rowed, sailed, or powered. This 12-ft. boat is built from standard lumber (mostly plywood) and carries 5 people. Est. cost: $400. Plans must be ordered.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1982 (v.220#2) pg. 108

Split-apart dinghy is designed to carry inside a small station wagon. Built from plywood and aluminum. Winner in the 6th annual plywood design contest.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1982 (v.221#2) pg. 97

Nesting dinghy you can build. Pram is built in three sections. The sections stack in a 3x4-ft. space. When bolted together, the dinghy is 8-ft. long. Total weight is only 70 pounds. Basic construction shown, but plans must be ordered.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1984 (v.224#6) pg. 114

Plywood boat you can sail, scull, troll and row. This 14-ft. cartop boat features 3 cockpits, transom for motor or rudder, and double-deck track for snapping on oarlocks and cockpit covers. Uses standard hardware-store fittings. Est. cost: $450. Plans may be ordered for $10.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1986 (v.228#2) pg. 84

Sliding-seat dory. A cross between a fast rowing shell and a weekend family boat. Built from thin plywood bonded and sealed with epoxy. Detailed plans available.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1987 (v.230#6) pg. 84

What you should know about folding boats.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Jun 1965 (v.36#6) pg. 41

How to select a rowing shell. Included with the 1988 rowing directory of boats, builders, equipment and accessories. Accompanying article tests eight sliding-seat boats for recreational rowing.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #47 Feb-Mar 1986 pg. 35, 45
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #49 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 6

Sliding-seat bateau, a recreational rowing dory that's safe, stable and satisfying to scull.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #49 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 24

Customizing a 13-ft. Boston Whitehall rowing boat. Includes the addition of a sailing rig.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #49 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 30

Versatile rowing stool for a sprit-rigged skiff. Doubles as a footstool, lap desk, magazine stand, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #56 Aug-Sep 1987 pg. 77

Restoring a Great Island rowboat. Part 1. Preparing a survey checklist, determining first tasks, etc.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #58 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 56

Simple sliding seat for a rowboat is made from plastic pipe and wood.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #58 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 pg. 67

Restoring a Great Island rowboat. Part 2. Structural repairs.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #59 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 70

Choosing the right rowboat. Part 1. What to look for in a "real" rowboat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #60 Apr-May 1988 pg. 112

Choosing the right rowboat. Part 2. A look at three different types of rowboats which are the products of long and successful evolution.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #61 Jun-Jul 1988 pg. 104

Ceremonial barge for four oars. Basic design elements for a 24-ft. rowboat capable of toting up to 4 rowers and a coxwain tending a rudder.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #62 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 20

Building "Whisp", a 16-ft. sharpie skiff that is light enough (70#) for cartopping. Motion is provided by sail, oars, or electric motor. Step-by-step guidance is provided for building this plywood boat.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #62 Aug-Sep 1988 pg. 31
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #64 Dec 1988-Jan 1989 pg. 7

Coast of Maine fisherman's skiff. Step-by-step directions and plans to build a full-sized 12-ft. skiff or a handsome scale model. Features plywood sides and a cross-planked bottom. It is built upside down on a simple jig.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #63 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 55

Nesting punt. Tiny two-man tender provides considerable positive buoyancy and stability by means of two side-sponsons which stow inside the boat when not in use. This allows the boat to fit in just 2x5.5-ft. of deck space.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #65 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 18

Boat in a box. Advice on assembling the 15-ft. Sprite Rowing Skiff kit boat. Est. cost: $950 plus oars.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #69 Oct-Nov 1989 pg. 40

Customizing the "Sea Ranger 16" graphite-reinforced "expedition" rowboat to serve double duty as a sliding-seat rower and for overnight camping trips.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #71 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 54

A classic in plywood. Part 1. How to build the Gloucester Gull light rowing dory.
WOODENBOAT #41 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 63

A classic in plywood. Part 2.
WOODENBOAT #42 Sep-Oct 1981 pg. 44

A classic in plywood. Part 3.
WOODENBOAT #43 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 96

Building Martha's tender. Part 1. How to start a light, strong, and seaworthy 9'6" V-bottom plywood tender.
WOODENBOAT #45 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 92

Building Martha's tender. Part 2. Planking up with plywood.
WOODENBOAT #46 May-Jun 1982 pg. 94

Building Martha's tender. Part 3. Fiberglassing and finishing off the tender.
WOODENBOAT #47 Jul_Aug 1982 pg. 58

Building a Norwegian pram. A step-by-step approach to shell construction.
WOODENBOAT #49 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 28

Quick and dirty boatbuilding contest design winners.
WOODENBOAT #49 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 89

Improving the classic dinghy. Design and construction tips.
WOODENBOAT #50 Jan-Feb 1983 pg. 88

The modified McInnis "voyageur's bateau." Directions for a 12'8" car-top boat featuring a laminated frame/plywood planked hull.
WOODENBOAT #51 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 66

A plywood lapstrake classic based on a design and building method by Iain Oughtred. An 11.5-ft. Acorn Skiff design that is primarily a rowboat, but will also sail when fitted with one of two rigs, the rudder, and daggerboard.
WOODENBOAT #56 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 60

Adirondack guide boats from the ground up. Report on a Saranac Lake community college course which teaches you how to build this 14-ft rowboat.
WOODENBOAT #59 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 64

Building the Nutshell pram, one of the "best tenders ever designed". Built mostly from plywood, it is 7-ft. 7" long, The rowing model has only 27 wooden parts.
WOODENBOAT #60 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 100
Correction WOODENBOAT #64 May-Jun 1985 pg. 26

Building the Kingfisher. Part 1. Build a 22.5-ft. plywood one-person recreational rowing shell, weighing just 42 pounds. Est. cost: $1150.
WOODENBOAT #61 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 60

Building the Kingfisher. Part 2.
WOODENBOAT #62 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 103

Building the Kingfisher. Part 3.
WOODENBOAT #63 Mar-Apr 1985 pg. 63

Bagging the Gull. Building a sophisticated laminated-wood skiff by the "Constant Camber" method using a mold and vacuum bag technique. Several designs in 10-ft. to 14-ft. lengths can be built using the same mold. Part 1. Mold construction and making veneer panels.
WOODENBOAT #64 May-Jun 1985 pg. 83

Bagging the Gull. Part 2. Cutting veneer planks, the layup operation and adhesives.
WOODENBOAT #65 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 97

Simplicity, skiffs and sharpies. A look at Westport's flat-iron skiff and its Sharpie cousin. Includes dimensions for two sharpies and two skiffs, along with tips on construction.
WOODENBOAT #66 Sep-Oct 1985 pg. 48

Open boat cruising. Outfitting a 13-ft. peapod (a traditional double-ender for sail and oar) for safe and comfortable cruising.
WOODENBOAT #70 May-Jun 1986 pg. 68

Bolger "Cartopper". Part 1. An 11.5-ft. skiff designed by Phil Bolger features tack-and-tape construction and three power options (sprit rig sail, leg-o'-mutton sail, or oars). Constructed mostly of plywood. Instructions given for both a model and the full-size boat.
WOODENBOAT #85 Nov-Dec 1988 pg. 36

Bolger "Cartopper". Part 2. Building of the model continued.
WOODENBOAT #86 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 29

Bolger "Cartopper". Part 3. Getting started on the full-sized boat.
WOODENBOAT #87 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 29

Flat-bottomed skiffs. An overview of the design and construction of four different models.
WOODENBOAT #87 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 90

Bolger "Cartopper". Part 4. Finishing up the full-size boat.
WOODENBOAT #88 May-Jun 1989 pg. 31

Building Sweet Pea, a plywood sailing peapod. The mast is made from a closet pole. Features include oarlocks, inboard rudder, a removable skeg, flotation, and adjustable seats. Est. cost: $500. Part 1.
WOODENBOAT #104 Jan-Feb 1992 pg. 82
Added Info WOODENBOAT #108 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 4
Added Info WOODENBOAT #109 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 4

Building Sweet Pea, a plywood sailing peapod. Part 2.
WOODENBOAT #105 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 78

Building the Shellback dinghy. An 11-ft. sailing dinghy that can also be built as a rowboat. Part 1. An easy lesson in lapstrake-plywood construction.
WOODENBOAT #116 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 46

Building the Shellback dinghy. Part 2. Completing the boat's interior.
WOODENBOAT #117 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 52
Correction WOODENBOAT #118 May-Jun 1994 pg. 4

Building the Shellback dinghy. Part 3. Finishing details. Rigging and sailing.
WOODENBOAT #118 May-Jun 1994 pg. 76, 85

The railbird skiff. Design and construction information for a 15-ft shallow-draft boat designed to be either rowed or push-poled through saltmarshes while hunting railbirds.
WOODENBOAT #120 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 78

Build the Sandwich Tern, a folding plywood dinghy (11-ft.x22") that really works. The hinge material at the seams is neoprene-nylon. Est. cost: $650.
WOODENBOAT #123 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 70

Building Daisy, a 12.5-ft. dory skiff. Features lapstrake planking, sawn frames, non-rabbeted stem, etc. Will support four adults while rowing and three under sail. Part 1.
WOODENBOAT #126 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 82
Added Info WOODENBOAT #128 Jan-Feb 1996 pg. 9

Building Daisy, a 12.5-ft. dory skiff. Part 2.
WOODENBOAT #127 Nov-Dec 1995 pg. 72

Building Beach Pea, a likable 13-ft. peapod rowboat with sail option. Part 1. Hull.
WOODENBOAT #133 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 76

Building Beach Pea, a likable 13-ft. peapod rowboat with sail option. Part 2. Hull (continued).
WOODENBOAT #134 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 78

Building Beach Pea, a likable 13-ft. peapod rowboat with sail option. Part 3. Finishing and rigging.
WOODENBOAT #135 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 81

Build a one-station skiff up to 16-ft. in length. No plans or lofting are needed. Part 1.
WOODENBOAT #145 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 76

Build a one-station skiff. Part 2.
WOODENBOAT #146 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 48

The Martin skiff. Building a century-old design with hand tools. Part 1.
WOODENBOAT #150 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 87
Added Info WOODENBOAT #151 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 8

The Martin skiff. Part 2.
WOODENBOAT #151 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 58

Attractive 11-ft. sharpie rowboat built mostly from softwood and covered with marine plywood. Weighs 100-110 pounds.
WOODWORKER #1076 Jul 1983 (v.87) pg. 431

"Dinky Duck", a flat bottom, flat side, flat bow and stern rowboat made from one sheet of marine plywood and ordinary lumber.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1969 (v.25#3) pg. 20

Plywood rowing dory built from marine plywood and epoxy is strong and easy to maintain. Watertight compartments make it difficult to sink.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1994 (v.50#5) pg. 58
Added Info WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1995 (v.51#1) pg. 8