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  1. boatenthusiast
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    can any of you recommend me some cheap boat plans that uses regular width wood? i was going to order the hartley praam dingy http://hartley-boats.com/dinghys Praam.html but after hearing that hartley plans doesnt use regular width wood i decided to look for one that does
     
  2. rasorinc
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    Look at glen-L marine plans. they list all materials in standard lumber They have been around for 60 years +
     
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    the glen l plans are nice but they cost more then double that of the hartley
     
  4. Mr Efficiency
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    How much do plans cost for a pram dinghy ? Cannot be much for such a simple thing.
     
  5. PAR
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    Sweet God, if you have a problem with the price of half a century old plans from Glen-L, you're going to really have big issues when you start buying materials. What's the problem, $50 bucks - really? Maybe you should just rent something every time you want to go out . . .
     
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    $22 + $8 shipping
     
  7. Mr Efficiency
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    Sounds cheap to me.
     
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    haha your post made me laugh, nothing wrong with wanting to find a deal, if hartley sells them that cheap im sure someone else does.
     
  9. Petros
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    Here are some links to free plans, they are old designs but for a dingy there might be something worth building. no fiber glass over plywood, but traditional lumber designs mostly. worth a look.

    http://svensons.com/boat/

    here is a modern design, also free;

    http://koti.kapsi.fi/hvartial/skiff12p/skif12p.htm

    similar as first link, older design, many are still worth building.

    http://boatplans-online.com/catalog.php?category=smallsail

    free fishing boat plans designed for use in third world countries:

    http://www.spc.int/coastfish/en/publications/posters/boat-plans.html

    these are also old but good designs, for low cost (like $18 per set);

    http://www.atkinboatplans.com/index.html
     
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    for the aktins i dont see any for $18 could you link please? i mostly see $50 plan sets
     
  11. whitepointer23

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    Can someone please send me 1 dollar for each request for cheap or free boat plans. Then i can retire early. Thanks in advance for any contributions.:D
     
  12. Mr Efficiency
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    I don't think anyone will get rich selling these particular people, boat plans. People do love a bargain. But if time is money, you can waste a lot of time tracking one down.
     
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    How To Build Happy Clam: a 17' Seabright skiff, article (in PDF form) by John Atkin

    http://www.vintageprojects.com/boats/large-skiff.pdf

    The first few of Motor Boating's Ideal Series is available on Google Books in PDF form, as is around 20 years of The Rudder annuals and not sure how many Motor Boating annuals ... many How To Build articles.

    Nine Motor Boats and How to Build Them contains generic deadrise "plans" among the more complete ones: https://archive.org/details/ninemotorboatsho00motorich

    Ideal Series 1: https://books.google.com/books?id=d...Il6vz0a2rxwIViY-ACh3Usg8w#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Ideal Series 2: https://books.google.com/books?id=g...Il6vz0a2rxwIViY-ACh3Usg8w#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Ideal Series 3: https://books.google.com/books?id=N...Il6vz0a2rxwIViY-ACh3Usg8w#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Ideal Series 4: https://books.google.com/books?id=P...Il6vz0a2rxwIViY-ACh3Usg8w#v=onepage&q&f=false
     
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