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Building in your shed – one of life’s simple pleasures

Get started today, making your next home project. Small boats are fun to make, and even more fun when you are finished. You don’t need many tools, or much room to do it, a single-car garage will do just fine. Turn heads when you head to the water, with something you created yourself.

Full Plans – to build the 3.45m “Noosa” 

A boat, small enough to build in your garage and narrow enough to walk to the water. Simple to build, with 6 mm (1/4in) plywood, she gets up and planes with a 3.3hp motor. Click on the picture to learn more. Recommended motor size 3.3—5hp. 

    Full Plans – to build the 3.4m, “Tewantin”

    A high-speed runabout you can make in your garage. This boat flies. Light enough to load on top of your car. Max motor size is 15hp, recommended is 6-10hp. 62 pages of detailed technical drawings, magazine-style notes and more, to help you build Tewantin.

      Full plans – to build the 4.7m plywood multihull “Geelong”

      Basic Plans to build this boat, which you can walk to the water. Another boat you can build in your garage. How you rig it is up to you. She can be cat rigged as shown in the photos (simplest rig), or you can Gaff rig the boat, giving more sail area with the same size mast.

        Full plans to build the new – TE-40 & TE-30 single Daggerboards

        Dramatically improve the performance of your cat going to wind. NACA 63-012 profile, 5m and 4.3m tall respectively, large chord, single daggerboards replace your standard boards or mini-keels, giving you the performance you have dreamed of.

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        The things you build yourself – are the best