As a company that has sold thousands of new plans and kits, we were dismayed
to see public domain plans, normally free, sold on the internet at a high
price and decided to offer them here as a free and easy download. We also
were troubled by some advertising for plan's CD's stating that those boats
were easy to build. This is not correct. You can build from those
plans but the boats are more difficult to build than modern ones.
To help you, our files include technical documentation showing how to use materials available today.
Our plans are scanned in high resolution directly from the old magazines in
which they were published more than 50 years ago. From the scans, we created
easy to use PDF files: you can print them on any printer, view them on your
computer, zoom in and out to view details.
They are the same plans that are sold on fancy CD's by other websites on on eBay.
In addition to the free plans, we offer free technical support: see the files
listed under the HowTo section.
We show you how to use today's materials to build those boats better than ever. We also link to web sites where you can buy the plywood, resin and fiberglass needed to build your boat.
The best technical support: we will help you succeed!
Ask questions on our support web site bateau2.com.
Designers and fellow boat builders will respond immediately. At the same site, you will find hundreds of pages of tutorials, a forum to share tips and thousands of pictures.