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Downloadable Float Boat Plans - Build your own 16' Ozark float boat

Based on the design of a flat-bottom boat used by people of the Ozarks in the 19th century, this float boat (sometimes called a Johnboat) is the perfect all-round fishing boat.

Take her out on the flats or canyons. Drop anchor and find fish -- bass, blue fish or trout without a trip to the tropics. Paddle along creeks, ponds and rivers. Attach a small outboard motor or electric trolling engine and cruise easily across the lake or bay.

Wherever you take this boat you can be sure she'll handle even the roughest waters with ease, and give you (and your friends or family) the opportunity to experience hours of fun and adventure on the water.

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16ft Ozarks float boat

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We're so confident this boat-building plan is one of the best available online that we gladly guarantee it with our 100% money-back guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied with your new boat plan, just let us know within 30 days of purchase and we'll refund your purchase price.

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only $59.95 USD

Boat plans include both US (inches) and metric units

This boat is easy to build using our downloadable boat plans

Our boat plans are available for instant download so you can start building right away. Available in PDF file formats, each plan includes drawings showing exact dimensions for the hull panels and frame, plus comprehensive building instructions and assembly details.

No carpentry or boat-building skills necessary

You don't need any boat-building experience to build this boat just lift the dimensions from the plans and transfer them directly onto the plywood sheets. The plans allow you to draw full size pictures of the parts of the boat - the bottom pieces, side pieces etc. Once you're done, simply cut around the lines using a jigsaw, then use the stitch and glue building method to finish your boat.

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"The boat handels well. On the first river float we took it down an Ozark tributary called the Little Sac. There are plenty of shallows and riffles with some tendency for log jams, but it is a small inconvenience to access a rarely floated stream. The OFB fit the bill. Loaded with myself, my son and my older brother, Eric totalling >500 pounds. In the wost shallows one of us would have to get out if it were ankle deep or so.
The boat handles readilly on the river or lake, responding quickly to a back paddle for steering. Every boat is a compromise, and this one wins out big time in stability, comfort and room."
Nathan Fors, USA
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Here's what you'll receive when you order this plan from me...

  • Plan, profile and section drawing
  • General arrangement drawing
  • Nesting drawings for the plywood layout
  • Dimensions for all hull panels (flat): Sides, bottom, frames, stringers, seats, deck, etc. All dimensions in metric and US units (inches)
  • Assembly details
  • Construction drawings showing assembly and parts numbers
  • Fiberglass lamination detail
  • Drawing list
  • Specific building instruction for this boat
  • Bill of materials
  • Beginner's guide -Boat building Master Course Part 1*
  • Lofting manual - Boat building Master Course Part 2*
  • Assembly manual - Boat building Master Course Part 3*
  • Laminating manual - Boat building Master Course Part 4*
  • Epoxy manual - Boat building Master Course Part 5*
  • Free unlimited support and encouragement through our customer service forum or via email.

*) Order your boat plans today and receive, absolutely FREE, a copy of my "Boat building Master Course". With more than 100 detailed pages of easy-to-follow instructions, over 70 sketches and photos, insider tips and tricks in five downloadable manuals, this boat-building master course explains everything you need to know about planning, building, and finishing your own boat.

Plus extra bonus - Free 3D model to your desktop. Bringing the 3rd dimension to your boat plans.

Easy to use 3D model that will give you a perfect picture of how your new boat is assembled. You can pan, zoom and rotate details, plus markup, measure and make dynamic cross sections.

So order your boat plans now and take advantage of this incredible tool that together with the boat plans, Boat building Master Course and all the other helpful stuff, will give you the best possible starting point for building your new boat.

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16' Ozarks float boat specifications

Main dimensions:
Length overall = 4,800 m / 15′ 9″
Beam = 0,882 m / 2′ 11″
Depth = 0,338 m / 1′ 1″
Draft = 0,100 m / 4″
Displacement = 196 kg / 432 lbs.
Hull weight = 41 kg / 90 lbs.
Passengers = up to 3
Outboard = 2 - 5 HP

Stitch'n glue plywood construction.

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