Redneck Duck – Intro

About the PD Racer The PD Racer is the brainchild of David “Shorty” Routh who believes that sailing should be a sport that is “cheap, creative, and …fun on the water.” PD Racers are basically 4’ x 8’ box boats that share a common hull up to a height of 10 inches....

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COOTIE CRAFT

Build this little pond craft for a youngster in one day. No oars or paddles needed, since the craft is paddled by hand. However, with a beam of only 2’, the Cootie Craft could be a little tippy. Make certain the captain is wearing a life jacket. I wonder what kind of...

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Jiffy Skiff – Free Boat Design from the 1940s

The authors must have needed a filler page pretty badly to include this pine box. On the positive side though, the plans are all on one page; and the finished Jiffy Skiff can always be used for a large wedge if you need to pry open the barn doors or...

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Bingo – A Free Boat Design from the 1940s

Here’s a nifty little multipurpose 11’ 4” dinghy that can be used for sailing, rowing, or out-boarding. Weighing just 85 lbs. and able to float in a mud puddle, Bingo makes a great little fishing or pleasure boat that can be tossed in the back of a pickup. With her...

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WRINKLE DINKIE – 8’ CANVAS-COVERED DINK

By M. G. Fisk, updated by Dave Gray I’ve often thought that a little heavier version of our white polytarp might make a decent substitute for 12 oz. Boat canvas. Recently, I came across this set of plans for a small, lightweight, canvas-covered sailing canoe/dinghy by...

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TINY BEAR: A Jr. Moth Class Sailboat

Tiny Bear is a 10' plywood scow designed by J. Julius Fanta that weighs in at only 70 lbs. Primarily intended for youngsters sailing on protected waters, grown-ups can find plenty of excitement sailing this fast little craft as well. According to the original text,...

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PDRacer.com
Go to the site and click on “Plans”. This is a very stable, racing class sailboat that costs very little to build. A great trainer for young sailors.