Boat in 2 weeks - Tewantin - fast light weight plywood boat built from plans

New boat plans for “Tewantin” are finally up.

On the website now in 2 flavours – full plans and CNC plans. It’s taken a lot longer than expected, refining, adjusting, tweaking and continually finding more things to include, but they are now ready. Ready to be brought to life in a real shed out of real wood instead of just in a 3D space in virtual wood..

The plans are comprehensive with plenty of detail – especially to help those new to boat building. The full plans are 21 pages of text documents + 35 pages of technical drawings, which include plans to build your own work-table (strong back), making construction more comfortable and precise.

It’s easy to set up all the frames in their correct positions before attaching the hull panels. That way, you’ll end up with a straight boat. Also, it is nicer to work on your boat without bending down and, you can use it again (for example, building your next boat;)

Detail 3D view of boat plans to build the plywood boat Tewantin

Build notes in the plans include many images to help with assembly. Suggestions for the materials needed and notes on consumables, safety gear, epoxy, fillers, mix ratios as well.

Tewantin requires the same number of sheets of plywood to build as Noosa. 4 sheets of 6mm ply and 1 sheet of 9mm ply (except the CNC version – requires 5 sheets of 6mm ply).

Tewantin is the same length as Noosa, but they are 2 different boats. Tewantin can carry a motor 3 times larger – 15hp (although 10hp is the recommended max). Also, she has more volume inside with a 33% wider beam, and higher sides.

With Noosa, you can walk along the footpath to get to the water, even tow behind a bicycle. And Noosa is also a fast mover with a tiny motor, getting up on the plane with an adult plus child onboard using a 3.3hp motor. Something not possible with an aluminium tinny.

Boat plans - Tewantin - high speed light weight plywood boat

With Tewantin, you need a car and maybe a trailer if your car’s not big enough to carry on the roof. It’s moving into a different league, but for that you have a boat with a ton of room that is stable, smooth and fast. I loved getting around in this boat. I never wanted to take her out of the water.

More detail and all the specifications for her are on the Tewantin plans page