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  1. Motorboat Plans

This is a selection on some of the Free Motorboat Plans that were published in 'Popular Mechanics', 'Popular Science' and the 'Boat Builder Handbook' yours to download for free (pdf).

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The PM-38

Plans for the 'PM-38' free motorboat plan firstappeared in theAugust 1962 issue of the 'Popular Mechanics' magazine.
It was named the PM 38 because the magazine claimed that it could, notonly be built in 38 hours, for a materials cost of a mere $38 (1962 prices) butwould, when launched, do 38 mph.
Theone pictured was built by Mark, in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
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The 'Mustang'

This is a sound, basic design contains plans forconstructing sleek-looking 10, 12 or 14 footers, all based on a designtried and proven.
Note the attractive tumble-home, the minimum number of frames, themajor portion of the bottom constructed from one standard-size plywoodsheet, which is stressed for maximum strength.
'LittleSanity' (pictured) is Matt’s first boat build.


This Blitzen design makes either an ideal fastutility boat or a racer hydroplane.
Itshull does all right for itself with the more powerful 25hp Johnson andEvinrude motors in smooth and rough water, and on either the utility orracer hull, it’s bevelled chines give you an easy manoeuvrability.


Buzz is a versatile, planing outboard runabout measuring 11 ft. inlength with a beam of almost 56 in.
Itis lightweight with strong and sturdy constructional features, seatsfour passengers and uses such outboard motors as the Evinrude 9.7hp,Johnson 9.9hp, and the Mercury 10hp.
Buzz will plane a remarkable load at high speeds, equalling other boatswith twice the hp.
It also manoeuvres well in rough or smooth water, making turns easilyat wide open speeds. As a lightweight, portable boat Buzz may be loadedatop any auto for sport trips.

Fire Fly

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Fire Fly Is a high speed, stepped, outboard hydroplane.
A new but thoroughly proved method of venting the step for top speed,and a new bottom design, make this sporty craft fast, efficient andseaworthy on smooth or rough water.
Fire Fly will exact every bit of speed possible from the power utilized.
Outboard motors of 15 to 50 horsepower are bestadapted to this super speed runabout.
With this hull, the Evinrude Big Four (rated conservatively at 50horsepower), can plane six persons with ease, haul aquaplanes, andattain speeds approaching 60 miles per hour.
However, an outboard motor such as the Johnson Twin (developing around25 horsepower), will give very satisfactory performance.
Fire Fly measures 14 feet long with a beam slightly over 5 feet.
The completed weight of this hull is close to 275 pounds.

Merry Maid

Merry Maid motorboat plans for the man who desires a roomy littlerunabout capable of good speed and having rough-water ability.
With her graceful, sweeping sheer, she is a saucy little packet.
She has completely pleased her original owner and may interest those ofyou who desire an inexpensive, easily built boat.
Underway Merry Maid runs cleanly at either high or low speed, banksbeautifully, and has sufficient stability, despite her light weight, toallow a couple of passengers to sit on the side decking without fear ofbeing tossed overboard.
The boat is large enough so the passengers sit down in it rather thanon it.


Sharp styled like a sporty inboard, that’s Playboy.
From her wrap-around spray rails to the walk-through entrance to theforward cockpit, Playboy simply exudes class.
With a Johnson or Evinrude '25', Playboy will step around lively at 32mph.
Extrasinclude a 'glove compartment' for fishing gear, charts, odds and ends,smooth floor to save scrambling over frames and mahogany planking anddeck.
Ideal for sports, Playboy packs plenty of power for skidding aquaplanesor water skis or hauls up to six persons seated.
Evenwith the convex bottom, you can plank Playboy with plywood sheets thatkeep it dry and take all the punishment a fast ride on a choppy lakecan dish out.


You can do more than just wish that you had a sleek, powerful,mahogany-decked runabout like Riviera.
Byconstructing it yourself you can turn out this eye-appealing 38-mphboat that will be the pride of the lake and a treat to ride in, yetspend only 1% the price of even modest boats of the same size and power.
You can further fit Riviera to your pocketbook by bargain hunting andusing just the amount of trim you wish.

Sea Rover

What’s your cruising pleasure?
Chances are, these adaptable motorboatplans have what you want.
You can build this motorboat plan as a stylish open water sportster.
If you prefer, Sea Rover can be made as a cabin cruiser.
Or if you just want to get around with ease, there’s the economy styleoutboard utility model of Sea Rover.
Andthat isn’t all. If the 15-foot length of motorboat plan is too snug foryou, for a few more dollars you can convert this plan to a 17-footer.
If you have trouble getting marine grade plywood, you can use the lapstrake planking instead of plywood covering.
And, finally, you even have a choice of motor mountings for rough orsmooth waters.
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Shore Lark

Fast,safe, and seaworthy on almost any waters, this general utility runaboutwill afford long happy hours of sport and repay its construction manytimes.
Adaptedto the use of outboard motors from 1 to 24hp, the utility runabout willplane safely, at speeds from 5 to 45 mph and easily carry four or fivepersons depending upon its power.
This motorboat plans isdesigned to eliminate difficult joiner work, the 'Shore Lark' is easyto build and presents a lightweight sturdy hull that one can build fora fraction of the amount he would have to pay for a finished boat ofthis type.

Cabin Cruiser Free Motorboat Plans

60s Sea Hawk

This big, roomy cabin cruiser is idealfor overnight trips on protected waters or day time deep sea fishing.
Sea Hawk’s forward cabin has bunk space for 2 adults and 2 children.
The 'Sea Hawk' pictured has been built by EddieGregory in Ireland using the free motorboat plans.


Here are plans for a pint-sized V-bottom express cruiser that willreally get up and go.
Under the impetus furnished by a 33.-hp. outboard, she’ll do 23mph withtwo people aboard.
And she’ll cruise along economically with this power at 19mph.
Her name? It’s taken from a couple of lines in an old English Christmassong that fit the desires of boat-hungry fellows in moderate means:
'If you haven’t got a penny, then a ha’penny will do.
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, then God bless you!'


This convex bottom (hydroconic) runabout is 15½ ft. long with a beam of6 ft. and a maimum draft of 20 in.
You can use either a double cockpit or a single cockpit style forutility use.
The Chummotorboat plan was designed for use with a Manned Jeep Engine (such asthe LehmanEcon-o-power, which develops 60-hp at 3400 rpm and will propel Chum atover 30 mph).
Any 25-100hp similar engine may also be used to power Chum, as long asthe motor is of light weight, high-speed design.


Caballeromotorboat plans were designed for’ the amateur builder who desires aroomy, fast, andcomfortable cruiser without the attendant high building and upkeepcosts usually associated with inboard craft.
This motorboat plan is a direct development of an earlier design thathas provedsuccessful in the hands of a large number of builders.
The cabin provides comfortable quarters for two.
Besides the berths, it contains a galley stove, food locker, icebox,water-closet, and adequate storage space.
There is not, of course, standing headroom but there is, however, amplesitting headroom.
Thatis all you can expect in a boat of this size; so don’t be persuaded bysome misguided amateur adviser’ to increase the headroom in hope ofmaking a better boat of her.


The Dolphin, is the answer to low-cost travel over protected waters.
The hull is light enough to be transported anywhere by trailer and theboat is of a size to be easily handled.
It will accommodate two persons for extended trips or a party of fourfor day cruises and do it comfortably.

Eager Eve

From 50 feet away you’d swear that Eager Eve was a luxury inboard cabincruiser.
Acover hides the 25 hp outboard motor that drives this efficient cruiserfast enough to keep up with or outrun nine out of ten inboards.
In a first test Eager Eve, powered by an Evinrude 25hp motor made 22mph with one person aboard.
Without a heavy inboard engine, you can transport it easily on atrailer and store it in a garage.
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Sea Angler

SeaAngler is a 20-foot version of the deep-vee hull type that has theability to provide a high turn of speed with minimum pounding in roughseas.
ForSea Angler, an engine of about 150hp is recommended, either as astraight inboard, an inboard/outboard, or a pair of outboards.
This can give the boat a top speed of about 38 mph, and a cruisingspeed of about 32 mph.
Theflexibility of power options allows you to use an automotive conversionof your own choice, in addition to stock marine engines.
Constructionis of plywood panels over hardwood frames, which makes the job simplefor anyone familiar with the use of common hand tools.

Nancy Jane

The Nancy Jane is an all purpose craft designed to fulfil a greatvariety of uses in one boat.
Witha length, beam, and depth generous enough to be usable anywhere,these motorboat plans provide a craft that may be equippedwith amarine orconverted auto engine from 15 to 100hp for speedy, stable ridingservice on open or sheltered waters.
For those to whom cruisingis the ultimate relaxation Jane may be equipped with one of the trimcabin designs shown or utilized as a double cockpit runabout.
Howeverthe basic design as indicated upon the plans is that of an open cockpitutility runabout which is not only easy to build, requiring the minimumof labour and materials, but for all around use such as fishing,hunting, surf board riding and short pleasure trips this model would bedifficult to surpass.


Sportsmanis a unique cruisette having a combination of runabout and cruiserfeatures, but is well adapted for day cruising or short trips almostanywhere.
'Sportsman'is a self-contained, seaworthy, open-water Free Motorboat Plan for week-end cruisesor short overnight fishing trips that will accommodate a pal or the'missus'.

It may be transported by trailer wherever desirable.
Designedto be powered with high sped converted auto or marine engines from 15to 90hp, 'Sportsman' will go places in a hurry and provide protectionduring inclement weather.
It would be difficult to find a trimmer and more attractive cruiser.
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