Some of the plans can be adapted for strip building by more advanced builders. They sell the manual on their websiteas well as the plans for various types of small strip planked crafts. Of course our skis were wider and we had to learn to help ourselves up instead of depending on a big engine to do it for us. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ. Many designs offered, some free. This method is commonly used for canoes, kayaks and small dinghies. Some concept boats. It had none of the fifties doodads and was much better looking for it. Boat Related The Bilge. Some of these photos are original from Port Carling Boats. Giesler and Sons Ltd. For further details, photos and contact information, please click on the link. Brownsoft, the framing stays in on this construction. You can build most any old style runabout with cedar strips. All rights reserved. Stagger the joints of the strips on the bottom, and cut a long angle for the planking on the sides. Giesler and Sons Ltd.