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Simple Series

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

The first boats where Simon and Simone, Simon was aimed at getting as much boat as we could from one sheet of plywood and Simone was to see what we could create with a limit of two sheets. Sam was designed later, to fill the size gap between the other two and as the result of 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 is in keeping with the low cost goal.


Each boat has bulkheads forward and aft to provide flotation should they get swamped. Seat backs are simple, constructed from materials left from construction, a pad can be placed on the hull bottom to increase your 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 do not manufacture 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.

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 $75

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 $75

Simple Simon

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 $75

Simply Simone

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