Updated May 22, 2013
Recently introduced, go to the Mini CAMPER / CRUISER in the alpha listing below for details !
The build continues by Craig Titmus of Australia, and new photos were just added on the Plans Page.
Windows are now cut into the forward side panels, and a ventilation hatch is being installed.
The basic hull modules are complete, and as you can see, the cabin opening is very welcoming.
Now, all those interested in "Coroplast Construction", go down near the bottom of this page for FREE offers.
And please also visit the "Boat Builders Projects" page for the latest entries.
Latest Entry 05/14/2013
Welcome to Portable Boat Plans of ArizonaAll of the Portable Boat Designs Require No Trailer for Transport !Most of the boats are easily built from readily available Plywood and TiteBond 3 Glue. Most designs incorporates the 'Tape & Glue Assembly Process' Developed by the Designer.
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Clock on the plan listing and go to the selected plan assembly photos and performance details.
The plans for the above SIMPLE 8' PRAM are now complete, and are FREE for the asking !
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All these plans can be downloaded FREE from the individual linked pages below.
Go to: " TIPS FROM BUILDERS "
For construction tips that were sent in by builders who wished to pass on their knowledge to others.
And here is a great article on the basic use of Materials & Tools by Jim Michalak.This should be required reading for all first time boat builders. Download the PDF file below. Wait for the file to load, then select Save or Print.
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'NEW DESIGN IDEAS' WILL BE POSTED BELOW FOR YOUR COMMENT.
If you are interested, please e-mail me and I will reply promptly. Thank you.
For those that want something more portable, a single occupant MICRO version is also in the design phase.
The Plans for a CORO-CRUISER are FREE to download. See below.
Click on the Coro-Cruiser.pdf link below and select the Disk to download, It's FREE !
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Also available is the "CORO-PRAM 2", featured below. It is a 'Back to Basics' design, and is the last in the Coroplast series. It features easy construction, low cost, and it fits IN any car or truck. If you are interested, just E-Mail me, and I will send the simple 8 page plans, absolutely free. This could be just what you were looking for.
Remember, these are design concept only, and plans for them may not be fully complete.Do you have pictures, or ideas, of your project that you would like to display ? Just send by e-mail and I will post them, as received.
It is the intent of this plans website to provide two things for the small portable boat building community.First is to provide ideas and information of interest that will motivate a prospective builder into action.Second is to provide plans for boats that are affordable, easy to build, usefull and always fun.There should be sufficient information about each design listed that will enable thebuilder to make an educated decision regarding their boat of choice. If not, the designer is only an e-mail away, willing to answer allinquires of design, construction and material selection.
It's always better when man's best friend enjoys the small boating experience in one of our designs.
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It has pointed out to me that the portable boats I design are helpful to the greening of our planet. Look at it this way: They all utilize primarily wood as a structural material, they all use TB3 Glue, which is FDA approved and biodegradable, and they all are recyclable, so when you are through with one it can readily be used by another, or cut up for kindling. Very little material is used in the construction, or use of these boats, that is not earth friendly. Even the recommended trolling motors are non-polluters, unlike gas outboards.
So, join the hundreds that have bought one of my plans, and help the greening of our planet. Thank you.
Web Site Created September 2009
The boat plans listed here are the sole creation of the designer, Ken Simpson. It is his ongoing goal to design and develop small transportable boats that are easy and affordable to build. Although each design is unique, intended for a specific purpose, all share common assembly techniques. For instance, there are very few, if any, hull forms used in construction of the boats, as the bulkheads and transoms, combined with the mounted side panels, create the basic hull shape. The glue of choice for all construction is TiteBond III, a waterproof wood glue. No epoxy specified, or used. All seams are treated with layers of glass cloth tape impregnated with TiteBond III. This method was developed by the designer, and many boats of different sizes, up to 12 feet in length, have been successfully built using the process, now called the ' Tape & Glue Method of Assembly '.
That being said, the designer takes no responsibility, and cannot be held liable for any construction faults, personal injury, or any other result of the builders actions, on or off the water. Also, the plans cannot be used for commercial purposes without the designers written permission.