Stitch & Tape Dinghy Designs

For Digital Download Plans Options, see Download page.

See the Stitch & Tape boat building method building a canoe here.

   20% DISCOUNT ON ALL PAPER PLANS PACKAGES   

   Discount extended till 15th December 2019   

Our current Stitch & Tape designs are listed below.

Rye Bay 228 

The Rye Bay 228 is available as Plans, Kits and also Custom Built

Loa: 2.3m (7’ - 6”)
Beam: 1.2m (3’ - 11”)
Draft: 0.14m (0’ - 5.5”)
Dry Weight: 50lb (22kg) - Rowing Spec.
Maximum Load: 500lb (227kg)
Crew: 2 Adults

The "RYE BAY 228" is the Mk IV version of this design as a stitch & tape boat. It is 7' - 6" long with a good 4' beam which makes for a small but spacious boat with an approximate dry weight of 50lb (22kg). It is built in 6mm ply or can be 6mm on the bottom and 4mm sides for a light duty, lightweight boat. This has been a popular design and was the first of our designs we sold as a complete boat. It has had many uses - as a tender, a work boat, a fishing boat and as a sailing dinghy. It can take a small outboard motor - 1.5hp petrol or electric - and has optional built-in buoyancy tanks. The plans now show details for a rowing/motor version and a sailing version.

Rye Bay 228 - Options from

£25.00Regular Price£20.00Sale Price

Rye Bay 10 & 12  (Plans contain both sizes)

The "RYE BAY 10" is 10' - 0" long with a 5' beam and a dry weight of 85lb (38kg) for a maximum crew of 3. This results in a much roomier boat for her size. Built from plywood with 9mm bottom panel and 6mm sides, she presents very little extra work than her smaller sister. She can be rowed, motored or sailed but the plans do not detail a sail rig. We have been told that a Mirror dinghy mainsail rig was adapted to this design and worked very well. She was originally intended as a motor runabout but would lend herself to sailing as well. Buoyancy tanks can be fitted fore and aft detailed in the plans. The pictures show the prototype which is still in use today. It was built with a straight tapered stem but the plans detail the normal RYEBAY stem which could be slightly rounded for a more pleasing look.
 
The "RYE BAY 12" is 12' - 0" long with a 5' - 4" beam and a dry weight of 130lb (59kg) approx. for a maximum crew of 4. Built from plywood with 9mm bottom panel and 6mm sides as with the 10' version, she presents very little extra work than her smaller sister. She can be rowed or motored but the plans do not detail a sail rig as this design was primarily intended as a motor runabout. However, details of how a rig could be adapted to fit this boat are included. Indeed, a Mirror dinghy rig could be adapted to this design. There are buoyancy tanks fore and aft detailed in the plans. The first boat was built with a straight tapered stem but the plans detail a new stem which takes out the two straight sections and brings the plank panels together giving the stem a rounded curve for a more pleasing look.

Rye Bay 10 & 12 - A3 Workshop Plans

£30.00Regular Price£24.00Sale Price

Karun Pram 8

Loa: 2.36m (7’ - 9”)
Beam: 1.17m (3’ - 10”)
Draft: 0.127m (0’ - 5”)
Dry Weight: 22kg (50lb)
 
This dinghy was designed as a work horse for my small yacht to ferry crew and gear back and forth. These plans are for the rowing tender. She can be transported on the roof rack of the average family saloon or on a small trailer. She is quite easy to build in 6mm plywood with either 9mm or 12mm transoms depending on use. The plans include general details for adapting a sail rig for completing as a sailing dinghy. Sail rig plans are now included in the A3 Workshop plans and Full Size Patterns plans.
  
Plywood Required (for complete basic hull) 
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m & ½ sheet 12mm Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 4m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x 12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.

Karun Pram 8 - Options from

£25.00Regular Price£20.00Sale Price

Pevensey 2.2

Loa: 2.23m (7’ - 4”)
Beam: 1.19m (3’ - 11”)
Draft: 0.115m (0’ - 4.5”)
Dry Weight:18kg (40lb)
 
The "PEVENSEY 2.2" takes the place of the older Pevensey 7. It is 7' - 4" long x 3' - 11" wide (maximum) and approximately 40lb (18kg) dry weight. A lightweight tough little boat with 6mm bottom and 4mm sides or 6mm all round for a tougher though a little heavier boat for heavy duty jobs. She will take a small outboard motor (2hp) but performs well with electric and is easy to row with a skeg fitted. She is most at home on sheltered waters (Category “D”) and has found her main use as a tender to a larger, inland waterways craft. It has also been used for lake fishing. This boat is light enough to be carried by one person and is easily transported on a roof rack on an average family car.
 
Basic Materials Required (for complete hull) 
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x 12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.

Pevensey 2.2 - Options from

£20.00Regular Price£16.00Sale Price

Pevensey 10

Loa: 3.05m (10’ - 0”)
Beam: 1.37m (4’ - 6”)
Draft: 0.15m (0’ - 6”)
Dry Weight: 38.55kg (85lb)

 

Currently Only Available as Digital Download & A3 Workshop Plans


The "PEVENSEY 10" is 10' - 0" long and 4' - 6" at its widest point. She will only need 5" of water with an average load of 2 adults, a picnic or fishing gear and a small outboard motor. Her dry weight comes out at around 80lb (36kg) depending on how she is built. Her main use is as a fresh water fishing boat for use on lakes, canals and rivers etc. One was recently built as a picnic boat for use on a canal with canopy fitted too. She is built in 6mm ply to keep weight down and has optional buoyancy built-in under each seat. A full length keel strip is fitted to the bottom along with simple timber outer runners to help protect it when beaching. She is easily driven by a small 2hp or 3hp petrol outboard or an electric outboard can be fitted for motoring.
Although, on paper, it is possible for this boat to be carried on a roof rack of a larger car, she is more easily handled, launched and recovered by trailer.
 
Basic Materials Required (for complete hull) 
3 x 6mm & 1 x 12mm x 2.44m x 1.22m Plywood - 3kg Epoxy Pack – 2ltr fillet mix – 25m x 100mm FG Tape – 3m x 200mm x 12mm (min) – 18mm (max) Timber for seats, 6 x 2.4m x 12mm x 21mm for trim (min size), 100 x 4.8mm x 300mm cable ties.

Pevensey 10 - A3 Option

£25.00Regular Price£20.00Sale Price

Brede Pram 8

Loa: 2.36m (7’ - 9”)
Beam: 1.17m (3’ - 10”)
Draft: 0.127m (0’ - 5”)
Dry Weight: 45lb (20.5kg)

 

Currently Only Available as Digital Download or A3 Workshop Plans


These plans are for the "BREDE PRAM". A small, flat bottomed, rowing pram dinghy that can be used for fishing on the local inland water or perhaps as a tender to a larger boat. She is 7’ - 5" in length, 3’ - 11" wide and designed to be light enough to be carried by one person and transported on the roof rack of almost any car or on a small trailer. For power, an electric motor is best for the weight hanging on the transom.These plans are the basic plans to build the hull shell with one seat. 
 
Basic Materials Required (Rowing Version):
 
2 x 2.44m x 1.22m sheets of 6mm Plywood (preferably marine grade)
4 x 12mm x 30mm DIY timber or Douglas Fir etc.
3kg Epoxy Pack
2ltr Fillet Mix
30m x 100mm Wide Fibre Glass Tape
50 Cable Ties

Brede Pram 8 - Options from

£25.00Regular Price£20.00Sale Price

Pyefleet 2.2 - A3 Workshop Plans

£30.00Regular Price£24.00Sale Price

Pyefleet 2.2

LOA: 7' - 6" (2.3m)
Beam: 4' - 0" (1.22m)
Dry weight: 60lb (28kg)
Max Load: 500lb (227kg)
Crew: 2/3 Adults

 

Currently Only Available as Digital Download or A3 Workshop Plans


The "PYEFLEET 2.2" was the RYE BAY 2.2 MkII with an extra plank but is now a design in it's own right after 15 years. It is a small but spacious boat with a good carrying capacity and performance. This, the new version, has a narrow keel plank and three planks per side. It is still as easy as the original to build but is slightly more work. However, it does produce a better looking and better performing boat. The first plank requires a bend and twist at the stem so it can only be built using 5 ply quality marine plywood for the best results. It can be used as a tender, a work boat, a fishing boat and as a sailing dinghy. It can also take a small outboard motor - 2hp petrol or electric. It does not have built-in buoyancy but inflatable buoyancy bags can be fitted fore and aft. You could fit fore and aft bulkheads to provide buoyancy tanks and fit small hatches to them. We can provide the parts for this if required. Built using the "Stitch & Tape" method of construction, the build takes around 40 hours to complete but has been done in less. Once complete, you row it, motor or sail it!

Rye Bay Pram6

Despite it's size, it is a great little pram dinghy. The "RYE BAY 6" - a small flat bottomed rowing pram dinghy for use perhaps as a small tender or for lake fishing. She is only 6' - 0" long and 3' - 8" wide and designed to be light enough to be easily carried by one person and transported on the roof rack of almost any car. She will take the smallest electric outboard but can be rowed or paddled. Built-in buoyancy is under the centre thwart or the alternative full length seat but buoyancy bags could be fitted too. Examples of this boat have been used as maintenance craft for small private lakes or ponds.

PLEASE NOTE!! This boat has been designed for EU "Category D" use on inland rivers, canals and lakes or sheltered waters.
It is not recommended for use at sea or in strong tidal waters.


Basic Materials Required (Rowing Version) 
2 x 2.44m x 1.22m sheets of 6mm Plywood (preferably marine grade)
1 x 2.44m x 1.22m sheet of 12mm plywood for transoms and seating etc. (preferably marine grade), 4 x 12mm x 30mm DIY timber or Douglas Fir etc. 3kg Epoxy Pack, 2ltr Fillet Mix, 30m x 100mm Wide Fibre Glass Tape,

Rye Bay 6 Pram A3 Plans

£20.00Regular Price£16.00Sale Price

Dunmore 292

Loa: 2.92m (9' - 7")
Beam: 1.32m (4' - 4")
Draft: 0.175m (0' - 7")
Dry Weight: 32kg (70lb) Rowing Spec.
Maximum Load: 330kg (725lb)
Crew: 3 adults

 

Currently Only Available as a Digital Download or A3 Workshop Plans
 

This is the "DUNMORE 292" which was designed for a father and son to go fishing in. It is a great little dinghy that is happy to be rowed but will take an outboard, either electric or petrol.
It is built using the “Stitch & Tape” method but could be built using “Clinker Ply” although the plans don’t yet detail it. It is not a difficult build and you do end up with a good looking boat.
At the moment, this boat is only available as a DIY Plans Package in download A4 PDF.
Weight is kept to a minimum without compromising on strength so you get a strong, lightweight and capable little boat that motors nicely to your chosen fishing spot and is then quite comfortable, for a boat of this size, for a day's fishing.
This boat has been designed for EU Category "D" use on inland rivers, canals and lakes or sheltered waters.
It is not recommended for use in strong tidal waters.

Dunmore 292 Dinghy - A3 Workshop Plans

£30.00Regular Price£24.00Sale Price

Please note that the dry weights given are for reference only.

Weights can be affected by the quality and type of materials used in the build.

Materials lists are basic and mainly give the materials to build the hull without fitting out - adding seats, decks etc.

The size of engine given is also a guide.

You should note that these dinghies are lightweight and the weight of an engine will affect the trim of the boat. This may involve changing seating positions to balance the boat.

DIY Dinghy and Canoe Plans, Kits and Custom Built Boats, Canoe & Dinghy Boat building Workshops.

© 2018 by Paul's Boatshed