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Printed Canoe Plans and Kayak Plans Plus Electronic Nestings

Sample 3d view of a canoe plan

PaddlingLight offers a significant number of historic canoe and kayak plans and several original designs. In the past, those free kayak plans and free canoe plans came as a drawing on one sheet of paper. The plans showed the stations at 1-foot intervals with the stems drawn over the station. Only my commercial plans and a few were available with nestings. I’ve decided to start offering nestings for all the plans. I’m also offering a new service. I’m printing the nesting and stem and station plans on 24- by 36-inch paper.

These two new services come with a fee. While I’ve made these plans available without expecting to make any money from them, these two new services take a significant amount of time. The printed plans cost $100 per set. The electronic nestings cost $30. The plans take 2 to 4 weeks to ship, and the electronic nestings take 1 to 2 weeks to ship, unless I have them finished. For those that I have finished, I’ll send them to you as soon as I get the payment info email from PayPal.

I’m currently updating all the free canoe plans and free kayak plans pages with the following info. If you want a plan that doesn’t include the “Buy Now” buttons, then you can order it from this page.

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The free drawings comes with a combined station and stem plan. You can work from this if you only want to print out one piece of paper. Great for framing and placing in the boat house (garage). Sample below.
Station and stem plans
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These drawings come with multiple pages of nestings. Each station and stem is drawn separately. Use spray adhesive to fix the paper to your plywood before cutting out the forms. Nestings cost extra. Sample below.
Sample forms
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Printed drawings are no longer available at this point. Email me if you want them.

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Buy a pdf of the electronic nestings for $30. You can print the file on 24- by 36-inch paper on your own.

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If you build this canoe or kayak from the free plans, consider donating $30 for my time and effort. Any donations are appreciated. Whether or not you donate, please, send me a picture of your build–I’ll add it to a builder’s gallery.

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The plans come as a pdf (free Adobe Reader required to view) that you can print off at photocopy stores.

  • Download here

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