Other Plywood Projects – Toto Kayak

Posted: October 29, 2011 in Building, Gear
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Besides camping trailers, there are many other possible plywood based projects.  Since I enjoy kayaking, plywood based kayaks are a natural fit for me.  A number of years back, I found the Duckworks Magazine web-site.  It’s a great resource for small wooden boat building.

This one is called a Toto, it’s a Double Paddle Canoe that I purchased plans for on the Duckworks Magazine site.

The Toto is a 13’ long and built using a stitch & glue method from two sheets of plywood.  A person can build this type of kayak  in a few weekends with basic woodworking and epoxy skills.  It’s more of a calm water kayak, that has good stability and with moderate paddling effort can get up to 4 1/2 mph.  The open cockpit design is great for fishing, bringing a furry friend and being able to stretch your legs out.  Here is some pictures of my last one.

Toto Plywood Kayak Project Toto Plywood Project kayak on Explorer Box Gear Hauler

Homebuilt Kayak Project from Compact Camping Trailers
Home Built Kayak by Compact Camping Concepts

Plywood Kayak Home Built Project Home built kayak by Compact Camping Trailers

  1. Brandon says:

    that looks GREAT. what an awesome idea!

  2. BigGoofyGuy says:

    It looks more stable than some kayaks that I have seen. It looks nice.

  3. BigGoofyGuy says:

    I also like the simplicity of the design.

  4. Steve says:

    Where do you get the plans for this little boat?

  5. Borg San says:

    How does she track?

  6. Adam says:

    How much weight does it support? I’m pretty heavy set, but I’m looking for a good boat project.

    • Ccconcepts says:

      It is very sturdy with a wide body. I wouldn’t think it would have a weight limit because of the wide style and good construction technique. Plus, you could always reinforce it with a lighter weight but more expensive marine plywood.

  7. Fish says:

    This is a beautiful kayak/canoe. I would love to build one. Do you have blueprints, or maybe step by step pics? This is ingenious and from only 2 sheets of ply. WOW!

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