OAL: 99 inches
Max Width: 32 inches
Height: 12 inches (assembled)
Height: 16 inches max (nested for travel)
Weight: 75 pounds (without battery)
Weight: 60 pounds (without motor and controls)
Material cost to build hull: less than $200
Draw: 4", with average weight operator
Toter is a three part,
break-down boat that can use electric power, oars or a
I have designed and built a number of small (8 to 10 feet in
length) electric powered boats, each different, and better than
the last. Toter
is intended for those who go it alone, or with a child, and
do not want to trailer anything. Therefore, it is made in 3
sections, each nesting in a larger section, and then placed
in the trunk of an average size car for transport.
|The three sections of Toter come apart in
seconds and nest perfectly to fit in the trunk of a small
The following layout drawing
should give you a good idea of the concept. The boat is now
complete and awaiting it's maiden voyage in a nearby lake. Past
designs, similar in concept, have worked very well, and I have
sold them to interested individuals. I am pleased that plans
for Toter are available at Duckworks.
This page from the detailed
PDF plans will give you a good idea of the concept.
Toter is basically made from
2 sheets of 1/4" plywood. The completed hull can be built
for under $200. The controls add an additional $50 or so, and
then the Motor, Battery and Charger would be additional.
Does not require a trailer!
Fits in most midsize trunks, and all SUV's
Lightweight, yet durable, Easily handled
by one person
Easily fabricated with only hand tools and
a jig saw.
3 individual compartments for safety
Plenty of storage space for fishing gear,
Bimini top (optional)
The plans themselves are in PDF
format for downloading or for a bit more in printed form. The
basic boat plans are 25 pages of detailed instructions and diagrams.
The plans for electric power are 10 pages and they include modifications
to the MinnKota motor and a wiring schematic.
|The boat plans are 25 pages of detailed drawings
and instructions in PDF format.
My motto is to keep it simple. Past designs had electric steering
and solar panels, but all this added to the weight. This boat
weighs a total of 75 pounds, without the battery, but including
the motor (a 40 pound thrust modified MinnKota).
There is a Toter
builders group where we will discuss this
design - it is open to anyone who is interested.
Just for your information, I am a retired Engineer who designs
things for his own pleasure. Looks like it might be pleasurable
to others as well. I will give my home phone number and e-mail
to all who purchase the plans, and welcome questions and comments.
Also there is a Toter
builders group where we will discuss this design
- it is open to anyone who is interested.
here to buy plans
here to join the Toter Builders Discussion Group