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Simple Series

This series was designed for those looking to to build a simple, inexpensive boat, this is done in part by using wood purchased from lumberyards there is the option to purchase marine plywood and epoxy and using those materials to build a more durable version.       

The first designs where Simon and Simone, Simon was an attempt to get as much boat as we out of one sheet of plywood and Simone was to create a boat that was limit to two sheets. Sam was designed later, to fill the size gap between the other two and a request for a boat in that size range using the same materials. To increase the longevity of the inexpensive plywood they are sheathed with fiberglass cloth set in polyester resin, which is the least expensive of the resins and in keeping with the low cost goal.


Each has bulkheads forward and aft to provide flotation should they get swamped. Seat backs are simple, constructed from materials left from hull construction, a pad can be placed on the hull bottom to increase comfort. Simone offers the option of installing a hatch in the aft deck to add storage capacity, the boats can be built with or without side decks.


Plan sets includes instruction for building simple paddles.

We have not been manufacturing kits for the Simple Series as that defeats the goal of keeping costs down, but you can purchase full size patterns for all the parts including the hull panels. If a kit does interest you please let us know and we can get a price for you, kits would be marine ply/epoxy construction.

Simple Simon

Simple Simon

Length: 7' 8 1/4"    2.34m

Beam: 21"    .533m

Recommended Load Range: 40 to 85lbs.   18 to 39kg.

Plan booklet $35      Plans w/full size patterns $85

Simple Simon

Simple Sam

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Length: 10' 2"    3.1m

Beam:24.5"    .622m

Recommended Load Range: 70 to 120lbs.    32 to 54 kgs.

Plan booklet $35 Plans w/full size patterns $85

Simple Sam

Simply Simone

Simple Simone

Length: 12' 9"    3.88m

Beam: 24"   .610m

 Recommended Load Range: 120 to 180lbs.   54 to 82kg.

Plan booklet $35  Plans w/ full size patterns $85

Simply Simone

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