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Project by LumberingWoodworker posted 09-26-2016 04:23 AM 1026 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make a one person rowboat that I could easily toss in the back of my truck for a quick solo fishing trip. I started in August and put it in the water in early September. It worked better than expected. Floats like a charm and turns on a dime. I designed it based on photos and drawings found around the web.

Materials used:
6mm Okoume plywood – skin
White Ash – gunnels
Pine – chine part of frame and seats.
6 oz fiberglass and epoxy

Approximate Dimensions:
Length: 8’
Midship Width 4’
Midship Depth: Approximately 12”
Weight Capacity; not sure, but it held up to two average sized adults with no problems.

-- http://www.TravelingCraftsman.etsy.com/





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LumberingWoodworker

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#1 posted 09-26-2016 04:29 AM

Test floating the boat before installing main seat.

-- http://www.TravelingCraftsman.etsy.com/

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Andre

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#2 posted 09-26-2016 05:21 AM

Nice looking boat, been thinking about building one of them plywood canoes.
Did you make the oars?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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LumberingWoodworker

112 posts in 1924 days


#3 posted 09-26-2016 05:42 AM



Nice looking boat, been thinking about building one of them plywood canoes.
Did you make the oars?

- Andre

Thanks! And I did make the oars. But only the paddle portion. The shaft were made from two 1-3/8” diameter poplar wood rods. I cut slots in the ends then glued and epoxied the paddles in. The paddles were made from leftover verticle grain pine I had lying around. They were expermental like the boat so I wanted to keep the cost and time down low.

-- http://www.TravelingCraftsman.etsy.com/

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CaptainSkully

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#4 posted 09-26-2016 01:25 PM

Very cool! I love my pram. In fact, just took it out yesterday afternoon. ASSuming your boat is made from 4×8 sheets, it should hold about 450# safely.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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BurlyBob

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#5 posted 09-26-2016 02:21 PM

That’s a great little boat. Where are the oarlocks? I would love to have a few lakes like that around here.

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PaulDoug

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#6 posted 09-26-2016 02:22 PM

That is a beauty, well done.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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ChrisK

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#7 posted 09-26-2016 02:37 PM

Nice boat.

-- Chris K

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 09-26-2016 02:48 PM

It turned out beautifully and is a wonderful vessel.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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GR8HUNTER

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#9 posted 09-26-2016 03:40 PM

sailing sailing over the something something LMAO .......... GREAT JOB

-- Tony Reinholds,Pa. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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N2wood

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#10 posted 09-26-2016 06:57 PM

That’s a really nice build. Did you think about installing some foot supports and didn’t in order to keep the weight down?

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ralbuck

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#11 posted 09-26-2016 10:41 PM

Congratulations on the TOP 3!

Fine enough to get wet and used!

Good going! Catch some walleye pike. Hope they are where you fish!

-- just rjR

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LumberingWoodworker

112 posts in 1924 days


#12 posted 09-26-2016 11:52 PM



That s a great little boat. Where are the oarlocks? I would love to have a few lakes like that around here.

- BurlyBob


Here they are! I didn’t have a picture with the oarlocks installed until a few minutes ago.

-- http://www.TravelingCraftsman.etsy.com/

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LumberingWoodworker

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#13 posted 09-26-2016 11:54 PM



Very cool! I love my pram. In fact, just took it out yesterday afternoon. ASSuming your boat is made from 4×8 sheets, it should hold about 450# safely.

- CaptainSkully

Thanks for the info on capacity. And, yes, I did use 4×8 sheets.

-- http://www.TravelingCraftsman.etsy.com/

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LumberingWoodworker

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#14 posted 09-26-2016 11:59 PM



That s a really nice build. Did you think about installing some foot supports and didn t in order to keep the weight down?

- N2wood

Weight was a consideration from the beginning but I did not consider foot supports. However, I did consider running slats along the floor to help prevent slipping. I decided not to do that at the last minute. If needed I can add them in the future.

-- http://www.TravelingCraftsman.etsy.com/

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LumberingWoodworker

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#15 posted 09-27-2016 12:00 AM

Thanks everyone for the positive comments. Very encouraging.

-- http://www.TravelingCraftsman.etsy.com/

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