Plans for Stitch and Glue Boats and SUP
Many Boat Designers who offer plans have produced or adapted their designs for Stitch and Glue Boatbuilding. Stitch and glue is a good choice for wooden boat plans for beginners in particular.
Very complex and large boats can be built using this method. It is also a great way of getting started with your first boat.
I built both my Skerry and my Apple Pie Tender pram using the stitch and glue method of boatbuilding. The plans for the Apple pie were free.
Follow my day to day diary building Gavin Atkin's Apple Pie dinghy.
I've added a page of plan and kits links for Stand Up Paddleboards and surfboards including paddles. There are several which are stitch and glue models.
Stitch and Glue Boat Plans in no Particular Order.
Email me if a link is broken. I try to update everything often but the internet is a fast paced place. (and I'm slow)
I've separated the plans in various categories but many designers have multiple types of boats.
Many designers offer several types of boats.
Kayaks and Canoe Plans
Many designers have a tender design. Many tender sailboats double up as a kids sailing dinghy.
Row Boats, Drift Boats, Dories, Skiffs.
Here are a few designers who offer stitch and glue sailboat designs. There are many.
SUP and Surf Boards, Stitch and Glue construction
Here are a few designers who offer stitch and glue SUP and Surf Boards.
Books with stitch and glue OR very simple boatbuilding techniques.
These are books by boat designers who include plans and instructions for a few of their designs. Most offer some stitch and glue designs. Links are to Amazon.com
- Jim Michalak offers a book: Boatbuilding for Beginners and beyond. Not necessarily stitch and glue but simple construction by a well know designer.
- Gavin Atkin Ultra simple Boatbuilding includes his Mouse design.
- Devlin proposes: How to build any boat the Stitch and Glue way.
Svenson's.com offers a large number of old plans, mostly from magazines in the 50-60's like Popular Mechanic. The plans are not stitch and glue but most could be adapted using Devlin's book. The plans are very cheap, practically free. There are some some nice designs.
- Boatbuilding with Dynamite Payson: 15 Instant Boats for Power, Sail, Oar and Paddle.
- The Boatbuilder's Apprentice: The Ins and Outs of Building Lapstrake, Carvel, Stitch-and-Glue, Strip-Planked, and Other Wooden Boats
I try to be accurate and check my information, but mistakes happen. Also keep in mind while I'm in a preachy mood, that a good set of plans will save you lots of time and if you've paid for them you can actually often contact the designer and get help.email me if you find mistakes, I'll fix them and we'll all benefit: Christine
This information is for general knowledge. If you plan to build a boat, do your homework. Check out Yahoo boat groups, find people who have built similar boats, make sure you understand the plans before you start your boatbuilding project. I have not built these plans so I don't endorse them. I try to avoid linking to dodgy pages but things change quickly in the cyberworld. Do your homework, then enjoy yourself.