18' Wherry Ruth

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Format: Print
Sale price$65.00


Be sure to select PRINT or DIGITAL when you order.

Ruth, the Dave Gentry rowing wherry, is 18' long and while it has a maximum beam of 33", it's appreciably narrower at the waterline. Those dimensions add up to a good turn of speed. Skin-on-frame (SOF) construction keeps the weight low (45 lbs) and it will be quick to accelerate and reward good rowing technique. Skin is 8oz polyester.

Gentry's plans include a 22-page illustrated manual and full-sized templates for the stem, frames and transom.

LOA: 18'
Beam: 33"
Draft: a few inches
Building skill: Basic

Click here for: Materials List.


There is a piece in the October 2019 Small Boats Monthly from a "home" builder.

"Dave Gentry's RUTH is a winner. Few homebuilt boats will get you on the water as quickly and inexpensively. The simple construction method, plainly written guide, and complete plans ensure that even a first-time builder will succeed." -Jim Dumser


 If ordering Digital plan sets: These files are in PDF format.  Some designs will have just a single page needed to be printed on large paper... typically if they had full-sized mold patterns. Other pages could be printed on letter or tabloid size paper, if you want to save printing costs. You'll see a measurement on pages that have full-sized drawings, so your local print shop will just need to print to that size.


“Your downloads are ready” will be the subject line of an email you’ll receive from us—once we’ve processed your digital order. That email has the link to click, so you can then download the file.

This isn't an "instant" process, so if we're asleep, you may need to wait for regular business hours for us to process the order. Although we are quite timely, we may not be processing on weekends & holidays. 


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
William Shambley
Can’t wait to start!

Great paper plans, nice clear instructions. Can’t wait to get started on the project this winter.

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