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    Sorry for replying on such an old post. Are these plans still available? Christian

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    If fast just ain't fast enough the you could have a go at this one, http://www.multihull.de/proa/p5/p5gb.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by critter View Post
    Sorry for replying on such an old post. Are these plans still available? Christian
    Yes, both links are still live if you're asking about either the Guillemot Io or the Squeedunk. The Squeedunk is on an archived page and there aren't any drawings, just the tables of offsets that you'll need to loft. I've just finished fitting out the Io and it makes a lovely little boat

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    I was thinking of Terho Hamle's Kymi River Canoes. I love the Cat, but we just don't have a lake or sea nearby, but nice rivers for canoeing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickeyblue View Post
    I've just got going on an Io kids kayak, free plans from Nick Schade for both the Io and it's full-sized version, the Ganymede.

    Plans are here: http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guil...ans_kids_kayak

    And he's written an Instructables guide here: http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-a-Plywood-Kayak/

    The Io is rather neat as all the parts come out of a single sheet of 8x4 ply and here's it all stitched together ready to be tacked (the bear is just making sure the rear deck stays curved):

    An upside down kitchen work top off cut as a work bench, I thought i was the only one to do that sort of thing. Is there a post of the build/finished boat?

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    This is a good thread that we should keep going. Here are links I have noted in the past which still work. Some of the links may have appeared earlier . . .

    Free Boat designs: this hasn't been kept up to date but some of the links still lead to ZIP files: http://home.clara.net/gmatkin/freedes.htm

    Hannu's Boatyard, an experimental designer whose site introduced me to the idea of the one sheet boat: http://koti.kapsi.fi/hvartial/

    Yostwerks, offsets only (these boats have a good rep) plus a lot of useful infor: http://www.yostwerks.com/DesignsMenu.html

    The Adirondack Museum sells plans for Rushton's original Wee lassie canoe: http://www.adirondackmuseumstore.com...ssie-plan.html
    - and also the IDEM class Water Witch racing sloop :http://www.adirondackmuseumstore.com...tch-plans.html
    - I have the Wee Lassie plans and they were incredibly cheap and very detailed.

    The Smithsonian also sells ship plans, I haven't checked them out but they're probably faily cheap: http://americanhistory.si.edu/about/...try/ship-plans

    The Bateau site has free downloadable PDF plans of boats etc: http://www.bateau.com/freeplans.php

    My own blog shows some canoes being built. It desn't give actual plans but there is enough information to make dupicates - you are welcome to browse. I'm not a designer so I don't publish the plans but all my designs are done from the point of view of extreme simplicity of building, with many of the planks cut using straight lines or using battens for arbitrary smooth curves that do not effect the underwater shape. http://theancientkayaker.weebly.com/index.html
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    Several plans for SOF canoes , a great 3 sheet ply canoe , masts ,paddles ,oars and sails by Andrew Lynn here

    http://toledocommunityboathouse.com/plans.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Kayaker View Post
    This is a good thread that we should keep going. Here are links I have noted in the past which still work. Some of the links may have appeared earlier . . .

    Free Boat designs: this hasn't been kept up to date but some of the links still lead to ZIP files: http://home.clara.net/gmatkin/freedes.htm

    Hannu's Boatyard, an experimental designer whose site introduced me to the idea of the one sheet boat: http://koti.kapsi.fi/hvartial/

    Yostwerks, offsets only (these boats have a good rep) plus a lot of useful infor: http://www.yostwerks.com/DesignsMenu.html

    The Adirondack Museum sells plans for Rushton's original Wee lassie canoe: http://www.adirondackmuseumstore.com...ssie-plan.html
    - and also the IDEM class Water Witch racing sloop :http://www.adirondackmuseumstore.com...tch-plans.html
    - I have the Wee Lassie plans and they were incredibly cheap and very detailed.

    The Smithsonian also sells ship plans, I haven't checked them out but they're probably faily cheap: http://americanhistory.si.edu/about/...try/ship-plans

    The Bateau site has free downloadable PDF plans of boats etc: http://www.bateau.com/freeplans.php

    My own blog shows some canoes being built. It desn't give actual plans but there is enough information to make dupicates - you are welcome to browse. I'm not a designer so I don't publish the plans but all my designs are done from the point of view of extreme simplicity of building, with many of the planks cut using straight lines or using battens for arbitrary smooth curves that do not effect the underwater shape. http://theancientkayaker.weebly.com/index.html
    Another good one is http://spirainternational.com/ there's a nice simple Huntington harbour kayak there.

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    The links seem broken again, Terho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamblingRebel View Post
    Great thread here. Can I just ask.

    How hard would it be for an inexpirienced woodworker (i.e. No carpentry skills whatsoever) to build one of the Jemwatercraft freebies. Space wouldn't be a problem, the only thing I can think of that would be a problem would be my inexpirience.

    Has any of you guys built one?
    More important than your skill set is your attitude. I have no boat building training but have built several including one Jemcraft lofted for me. The story is here.http://www.instructables.com/id/Two-...-a-Crazy-Idea/
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    you know the gorewood - canoe plans

    http://flo-mo.weebly.com/gorewood-14-solo-canoe.html

    there are several free plans on flo-mos's page!

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    Free plans (or you can buy full sized printed plans) for some rather good looking sea kayaks http://cnckayaks.com/

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    Hi Terho,
    are your plans for the Kymi River canoe still available? I would love to build one, but i cannot find the plans anywhere. The google docs file has been removed and there is no link on woodenboat.com. I'd be happy to pay for the plans!
    Astrid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asteroid View Post
    Hi Terho,
    are your plans for the Kymi River canoe still available? I would love to build one, but i cannot find the plans anywhere. The google docs file has been removed and there is no link on woodenboat.com. I'd be happy to pay for the plans!
    Astrid
    Hi,

    you will get them @bergerboote.de http://www.bergerboote.de/shop/?_esc...ver/p/30991645

    Just the plans are 59€ + shipping.

    Cello

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    Or you can PM me your email address and I can email them to you for free.

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    Email sent Celloist,
    Don
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    Thx!

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    Hi Don,

    I would like to build the classic Kim River. Could you please share the plans.

    Thanks,
    Mekong

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    Hi Don,

    I would like to build the classic Kim River. Could you please share the plans.

    Thanks,
    Mekong

    Quote Originally Posted by dragon32 View Post
    Or you can PM me your email address and I can email them to you for free.

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    Online Book
    Canoes and Kayaks of Western America by Bill Durham
    http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?i...view=1up;seq=1

    Read on-line or download the pdf.
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    Hello,

    I recently used Hull.exe to design a canoe. When I placed the drawing on a 4 x 8 for planks, I have a few measurements that show: 23-8" instead of 24-0". I suppose two are the same? Could you please advise.


    Thanks,
    Mekong

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    Save the nesting as a text file and check the metric measurements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terhohalme View Post
    These free plans are not tested yet. However, I teach boat design in uni and I'm bretty sure they work well. My Kymi 16' (symmetric, in gallery of home made canoes) wasn't also tested until few weeks ago. Kymi 15'9" and solo 16' are asymmetric canoes and designed by the principles of John Winters (The Shape of Canoe). Solo 16' is for experienced paddler, Kymi 15'9" for beginners too. Their prismatic is quite low and they are mainly for easy paddling and touring.

    Canoes are designed and the planks are lofted by Rhino software and they should fit accurate. In "Swansea" plans there is a short buiding guide, which can be applied for the other canoes as well.

    Terho
    Many thanks Terho, this is my version of the Kymi 15'9", not wet yet! Alan

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    Very pretty canoe, congratulations. Did you sheathe her in glass and have you weighed her at all?
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    That's a cracking looking job, well done.
    Welding and fabrication for forum members.

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    Thanks! Sheathed inside and out and double thickness to the waterline. I haven't weighed her yet but I can lift her above my head! Still too cold here to launch her, but soon? I hope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by terhohalme View Post
    This is a solo canoe Kymi River Solo 16:

    http://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BzBO...MTRmMDlm&hl=en

    Terho
    Does anyone know if this plan is still available? Not surprisingly after 7 years the google docs folders are empty.

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    Hi Have a set. If you PM me your e-mail address I will e-mail them to you.

    ATB,
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    Thanks, PM sent. Looks perfect for my second build.

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    Could you email me a set of the plans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bswanger00 View Post
    Could you email me a set of the plans?
    You need to post twice more so you can send private messages then message me your email and I will send them.

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    Does anyone know of any free/cheap plans for a Rob Roy style canoe?

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