Do It Yourself!
Sailing Canoe Plans or
Inflatable Sailboat Plans!

Your rig won't be as compact and lightweight as our readymade rigs, but it will sail as well, and you'll save money and have fun doing it.

Build it all yourself, or build as much as you want and get the rest from our parts catalog.

"Hi, I just received the make-your-own-boat plans I ordered from you (wow,that was fast!) and they're great! I can't wait to get started on my boat...I'll be sure to pass the word on about your site to whoever is looking to sail. I think you got a good thing going here, keep up the good work!"  -- Jim Seeber  (March 2004)

"Outstanding plans! These are some of the most comprehensive plans I have seen! " - -  Comment posted on Ebay Feedback for SailboatsToGo by plans buyer "Grantorinosport"  [Click on the red words in the line above to read more feedback about us on the Ebay site.  Ebay feedback is entirely out of our control, so you know it's not edited or biased .]

"Received the plans today. The cd video was superb. I could build the entire thing from that alone--I am rather handy. I was very impressed by the video. The plans were very cleverly thought out. Good job. I am anxious to begin building."  -- Denny

Chirayus Tharechat writes from Thailand: "Hi there I have got the plan from you and I love it:)"

"You have done a very rich job of writing all your instructions. The detail is fantastic and the verbal illustrations ('this makes a sandwich with the tarp as the bread and the tape as the salami') along with the photo's make implementation of your designs very easy.
 
Thanks again for your help
 
Dan Everett"
 
Just finish making my canoe a sail boat thanks for the great plans. -- Sarah S. August 2010

 

 

 

 

Special Offer!   Buy a sail or set of spars  and get the plans for just the cost of mailing ($2.50).    ("Spars" is sailor talk for the two poles that stiffen the bottom edge and foward edge of the sail)

See a video of SailboatsToGo do-it-yourself boats and ready-made boats at play: Click here. 

Please note:  We created the plans back in 2003.   The essential information in them is still valid.   However, we put extra information in there (links to useful websites, prices of parts and materials) and some of that is now out of date.    People are still using the plans with great success, but we just wanted to disclose that we don't go back and update non-essential information information in them that may go stale.  As always, satisfaction guaranteed!

Hard water?  Build an ice boat!  Click here:  http://www.cherrywoodmedia.com/Plans/IceBoat/iceboat.htm

Picture submitted by Sarah S.  "I made a few material modifications..." she said.

'Well Thought- Out...'

Jim:

I have gotten a lot of mileage out of your plans - many weekends spend happily noodling about in the workshop. The whole thing ended up costing about $300.00, including the canoe.

Again, thanks for the well-thought-out plans. They have provided a lot of fun.

Sincerely,

Steve C.   Sept. 2010

Shopping Guide Page (Click Here)  - The shopping guide covers international orders, how to search, contact information, forms of payment we accept, return policy and other helpful information.   Questions?  Jim@SailboatsToGo.com or 1-978-263-7598

                


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3017 Rudder Mount for Inflatable Rafts
Gives you two eyes on the transom of your inflatable boat for accepting a rudder pin. Bolts to the motor mount fittings on the transom of many inflatable dinghies, including Intex, Sevylor, Navigator and Cheyenne boats. (Motor mount must not be installed). Our own design. You can mount a rudder to a motor mount instead, by adding eyebolts to it, but this is lighter and less bulky. Rudder not included. Please state type of boat in comment section of checkout.
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3021 Book On Learning To Sail -- Jim's Favorite
We've read them all (almost) and this is the best "How-To-Sail-For- Beginners" type book out there. It's the one used by the Annapolis Sailing School. It's got one female author and one male author, so both halves of our species were represented in its creation, which for a "how-to" book is a good thing. More info on content and another buying option: Learning to Sail: The Annapolis Sailing School Guide for Young Sailors of All Ages Jim Luckett says: "It's clear, well written, well illustrated, and correct." We do provide "How To Sail" instructions (written and illustrated by Jim himself) with our sail kits, plans, and sailboats, but if you like to have things explained 2 different ways to help make them stick, read this book too. Paperback.
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4001 Inflatable boat sail rig PLANS & how to sail instructions
Click for larger image Using about $135 worth of materials from a home center, lumber yard and/or hardware store you'll make your own sail rig for inflatable dinghy, including sail, with no sewing. This design takes up some space in the cockpit, unlike our readymade version, but still leaves room for 2 or 3 people aboard. We've gotten great feedback on these plans. Any part you don't want to make, you can buy from us. Build as much or as little of it as you like! Not for kayaks.
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4002 Canoe sail rig plans & how to sail instructions
Click for larger image Step-by-step profusely illustrated guide to making your own clamp-on canoe sail rig from lumber and hardware you can buy locally. For more detail, buy the version that includes how-to-build-it video, also sold on this page. The sail rig you will build with these plans is not the same as our ready-made sail rig. It is designed for ease of construction with simple tools and basic skills. Many parts are wood. It will sail as well, but it is not as portable and it takes up more space on your boat. Save shipping cost -- buy email version below at item 4006.
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4003 Canoe sail rig plans, how to sail, & instructional video
Click for larger image Step-by-step, illustrated instructions on how to build a rig, PLUS how-to-sail instructions PLUS video on CD that plays on Windows computers and shows more detail on how to make a sailing rig.
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4004 Free inflatable sailboat plans because I am buying a sail or spars today.
If you buy a sail or spars from us today, you can have a set of plans for just the shipping cost. This option only valid if you buy sail or spars with this order.
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4005 Canoe sail rig plans and how-to-build video free because I am buying sail or spars today.
If you buy a sail or spars from us today, you can have a set of canoe rig plans and instrucional video for just the shipping cost. This option only valid if you buy sail or spars with this order.
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4006 Inflatable boat sail rig plans by email
Plans described above at item 4001 will be emailed to you in PDF format. Also the sailing instructions. Save shipping cost, get the plans in color, have an electronic copy for safe keeping. (Conveys the right to use and print only for your personal use, not for sale, publication or distribution.) Here is the description of the plans: Using about $135 worth of materials from a home center, lumber yard and/or hardware store you'll make your own sail rig for inflatable dinghy, including sail, with no sewing. This design takes up some space in the cockpit, unlike our readymade version, but still leaves room for 2 or 3 people aboard. We've gotten great feedback on these plans. Any part you don't want to make, you can buy from us. Build as much or as little of it as you like! Not for kayaks.
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4007 Canoe sail kit plans by email
Plans described above at item 4002 will be emailed to you in PDF format. Also the sailing instructions. Save shipping cost, get the plans in color, have an electronic copy for safe keeping. (Conveys the right to use and print only for your personal use, not for sale, publication or distribution.)
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4984 45 SF sail, spars, slide, ropes
Click for larger image Great package deal to add an alternate sail to your sail kit (or to help you with a DIY project). Sail will be our "D" color scheme in nylon (white with blue yellow and red stripes at top and bottom). Includes nylon sail, folding spar set with all fittings, swiveling mast slide, halyard rope, sheet rope and downhaul. No mast is included. See item 5000 for set with mast. This is everything you need if you already have our sail kit and you want an alternate sail you can quickly swap in without having to go through the procedure of dismounting and mounting the sail on the spars.
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4991 Giant 66 SF Sail and Spars and Mast Slide
Click for larger image Be ready for really light winds with this giant sail. You'll have it mounted on spars already, so the switch from your existing sail will be fast. Mast slide included (see item 4992 for lower price without mast slide or item 4990 for sail only). This sail is like our 55 SF sail except the boom is also extended, like the top spar. Heavy duty mast recommended, as with the 55 SF sail. We would not use this sail above 12 mph winds. Best under 10. Terrific value pricing. Color: 2-tone blue (sail B) only. Although we say this is for light winds, at least one of our customers has ignored this limitation with no ill results. The following was posted to the Snark Sailboat Owners Yahoo group by TCraig: "Just went sailing today with my Snark Sunflower with the 66 sq.ft. sail. The wind was gusting to 23mph and the Sunflower was tearing along at 4.5 mph for 2 miles per my Iphone gps app. I think that would be a top speed for the Sunflower. I had to really hike out to keep from capsizing and the mast was bending like crazy with the gusts but the mast was ok in the end. I mention this in case anyone is considering upgrading to the large 66 sq ft sail from the 55 sq ft sail. Be prepared for some energetic sailing!"
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4992 66 SF Sail and Spars (no mast slide)
Click for larger image Be ready for really light winds with this giant sail. You'll have it mounted on spars already, so the switch from your existing sail will be fast. Just move the mast slide over to this spar set and you're good to go. Or, buy a second mast slide($30) too. This sail is like our 55 SF sail except the boom is also extended, like the top spar. Heavy duty mast recommended, as with the 55 SF sail. We would not use this sail above 12 mph winds. Best under 10. Terrific value pricing. Color: 2-tone blue (sail B) only.
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5000 Mast, spars & nylon sail - fits our rigs, Spring Creek, Sea Eagle
Click for larger image All 3 items on one "buy now" button for ease of ordering. This is the 45 SF size; if you want 55SF order item 5169 instead. Includes the innovate "mast slide" which is the fitting that connects boom to mast and allows it to swivel. The spars (sailor talk for the boom and the other long tube at the front of the sail) and the mast fold for easy shipping and easy storage and transporting. These are parts, not a complete sail kit. See one of our sail kit pages (dinghy kit, canoe kit or kayak kit), accessed with products menu above, for complete sail kits. Will fit Super Snark, Sea Snark and Sunflower if you remove the boat's mast sleeve (mast diameter is 1 1/4" vs. Snark's 1 1/8"). Available sail color schemes shown at http://tinyurl.com/nylonsails. Ship worldwide - contact jim@sailboatsToGo.com for quote. Shipping cost if pretty reasonable to most countries; for example, recent quote to UK was $70. Customer feedback, Jan 2011 "Jim, The sail worked out just fine. I am using it in an ice boat. Your instructions and all were great. Thanks again. Thanks for the prompt shipping as well. Dan F."
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5001 Sail - 45 SF nylon multicolor "Rainbow Stripes" for Snark and our rigs. By Priority Mail. Sail D.
Click for larger image This is the sail only (no spars or other metal parts). Multi-colored. This is a true, aerodynamic, shaped sail, which means it is cut and sewn to have the necessary camber (3-dimensional curvature) for creating aerodynamic lift. Superior in power and efficiency to "flat triangle" sails offered elsewhere. Strong fabric and strong sewing, so it will last. Small SeaEagle.com logo at lower front edge. Ships by USPS so PO boxes are okay and please ignore any warnings to the contrary during checkout process. More Info and other sail choices
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5003 Spar set - boom, top spar, mast slide for our rigs, Sea Eagle, etc.
Click for larger image Segmented (3 sections each) and shock-corded inside, so they folds to 45 inches, but the parts stay together. You fold it with the sail still on the spars, for fast setup and take down. Fits our rigs, Sea Eagle, SOAR too. Add item 5160 (spar extension) to fit Sunflower or our rigs with 55 SF sail. Mast slide is on pivot, so sail can be furled and stored vertically against the mast, held up by the halyard, without taking the mast slide loose from the mast. Spars are aluminum, for light weight and strength. Includes all necessary fittings and hardware. If you get a second sail, we recommend a second spar set to save time changing sails. It saves at least 20 minutes each time.
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5004 Mast - aluminum, 2 part
Click for larger image Mast for Canoe sail rig or inflatable sailboats. Segmented and shock-corded inside. Loop at top for halyard. Strong. Fits, Sea Eagle, SOAR, Spring Creek, too. Outside diameter is 1 1/4" which is 1/8" larger than Snark. See item 5018 or item 5019 for Snark mast. You can use this mast in a Snark if you remove boat's mast sleeve.
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5011 Bigger Sail Upgrade -- 55 square foot nylon sail, heavy duty mast, spar extension.
Click for larger image Regular price: $159. Select this item to DELETE the 45-square-foot sail from your order of a sail rig or complete sailboat and SUBSTITUTE a 55-square-foot nylon sail. Includes spar extension to carry the larger sail, plus sail, plus free upgrade to heavy duty mast. Bigger sail provides more speed in light to moderate winds (5-12 mph). Not for winds above 18 mph. This price is only for substitution. Choose sail colors: Click Here If you are not ordering something that normally includes a 45 sf sail, you must use item 5012 instead for this item. See item 5060 for a luxury alternative: Upgrade from the standard sail to a custom-made dacron sail in your choice of colors. Or, see item 5149 for a ready-made all-white Dacron sail alternative.
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5013 Too Fat Masts At Half Price - free plans too!
These masts are a millimeter too fat for our mast steps so out they go at half price! Great for DIY projects. (If building from our plans, the answer is yes, this mast will fit a 1 1/4" pipe nipple, because actual pipe sizes are a little bigger than the inch size they are named for). The mast is 87 inches long, two-piece, with shock cord and eye at the top for halyard. They are 1 1/4" in diameter, plus a tiny bit more (like a 32nd of an inch over). Free DIY plans to make a wooden sail kit, with purchase, upon request. What else might you do with these? Hold up the corners of a dining canopy when camping? Fly a flag?
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5015 Waterproof case for cell phone, GPS, small camera
Click for larger image A cell phone in a waterproof bag could be the most important piece of safety equipment on your boat. Some phones can be operated through the bag and sound travels through the bag just fine. Bring a GPS along and clock your speed, chart your heading and bearing, and measure your upwind sailing ability. Put your car keys in it too. A small camera will fit. Floats empty and tends to trap enough air around objects inside so that it would float loaded. If you're worried about that put a few ping pong balls in to bulk it up. Has place where you can attach strap or line to secure it to the boat. MORE INFO CLICK HERE
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5016 Heavy duty mast upgrade substitution
Click for larger image Twice as strong on the bottom half of the mast, so you are ready for stronger winds, and taller so you get more headroom under the boom. Only a pound heavier. Still fits in the optional rig bag. Not shock-corded. Pieces lock together with spring button instead. This price is only to substitute this mast for the standard mast when ordering a rig. If you want a heavy duty mast and you are not ordering a rig at the same time, please order item 5039 instead.
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5022 Swiveling Mast Slide or gooseneck
Click for larger image Bolts to boom (bolts and nuts included) and accepts mast up to 1.375-inch outside diameter. Included with our spar sets and sail rigs, but offered here separately for those who want to use in conjunction with plans, or who may want to upgrade Snarks and older Spring Creek Canoe sail rigs. Current design is black. The swiveling feature is unique. It lets the boom swivel up all the way vertical where it can be stored out of the way against the top spar and mast. Video: Click Here
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5169 Mast, spars, sail, ropes, mast slide in 55 SF size
Click for larger image Heavy duty mast (about 8 ft tall x 1 1/4-in. diameter), 55 sf nylon sail, folding spar set with spar extension, ropes (halyard, sheet, downhaul), mast slide. Nylon sail available in any of our standard color schemes for nylon sail. Or you can upgrade the sail to a white dacron ($29 upcharge) or Neil Pryde dacron in one of our standard Neil Pryde color schemes ($70 upcharge).
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5174 Aluminum Shaft 2-piece oar
7-foot flat blade oar with aluminum shaft that slides apart and together in the middle for easy transport and storage on land and in the boat. Stainless steel spring button locks the 2 halves together. Rubber grip. Strong oar, not a toy. Go ahead and put your back into rowing -- it won't fail. Shaft is 1 1/8" diameter. It will fit through the oarlocks of most inflatable boats (take apart in middle to fit through oarlock). You can purchase oar together with metal clamp-on oarlock at item 5031. Get two oars and you can join the two blade section together to make a double-bladed kayak paddle (see item 5175 for joining sleeve). This makes a great steering oar for sailing too.
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5175 Joining Sleeve for Oars Makes Kayak Paddle
Join two item 5174 oar blades together to make one double-ended paddle. Allows blades to be in same orientation or feathered at 90 degrees.
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5201 short strap with spring lock buckle
These are the short straps we use to attach sail kits to boats. Also works great to keep oars in their sockets. They are great for many other uses too. Very durable and reliable. Really nice lightweight, corrosion resistant cam buckles and 1-inch wide nylon webbing strap. About 16 inches long. Free shipping if ordered with something else that has a shipping cost. Otherwise, we'll add $5 for postage for up to 12 straps.
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7007 Clamp on rudder
Click for larger image Complete rudder with sturdy clamp-on mount that allows up-down and tilt adjustment. Kick-up blade allows beaching and protects against damage from underwater objects. Use on square-back canoe, rowboat, fishing boat, inflatable transom boat (Zodiac and similar). Even mount on side of canoe using a canoe motor mount. Clamps to transom or motor mount just like a trolling motor. Launch Video Click Here See item 7008 if you want to substitute this rudder for a non-clamp-on rudder in a sail kit you are ordering. Optional push-pull tiller system. If conventional swing tiller is a problem in your installation, add our Tiller Turner option. This offsets the tiller motion to the side and converts your arm motion to push-pull instead of side to side. For example, mount rudder beside a motor, and tip up one or the other, depending on which you are using. The swinging tiller might hit the tipped-up motor, but the push-pull Tiller Turner will solve that problem. See: Item 2017 Tiller Turner for more info on this option.
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8888 Custom Payment - Change quantity then click Update Quantity then Checkout then write note in comment space
Click for larger image Use this item to pay for anything we have custom-quoted to you or to buy an item that does not have its own "buy now" or "add to cart" link. Item 8888 has a price of $1 so hit "Buy Now", then set the quantity to equal the number of dollars you wish to pay and then hit the "Update Quantity" button in the lower left corner of the shopping cart screen. Example: To pay 25 dollars, order quantity of 25 of item 8888. The 25 quantity will multiply by the $1 price and result in the correct amount being charged to your card! How will we know what the payment is for? You can write what the payment is for in the comment space during checkout. Voila! Even though your item wasn't listed, you will have paid the right amount for it and communicated to us what you have bought. We'd like to have a direct listing for every item we sell, but so far, we just haven't gotten around to it. Send us a round tuit and we'll retire item 8888. Until then, it's our jack-of-all-trades checkout item -- one of the most popular things on our website, we find each year when we do our year-end totals! If you need more explanation, including screen shots, CLICK HERE. If you want to pay with PaypalCLICK HERE
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9992 SHIPPING UPCHARGE
Additional cost ($6.50) for mailing plans to foreign countries. Please put into your shopping cart this item and the plans you want.
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