So, you want to rip off the person who, in the end, provides you with a delightful time on the water
He, and many other in the field have studied the subject for many years and put a lot of effort into ensuring that their designs work
Further they have families to support, make a living, finance an office infrastructure and unfortunately often enough need to finance hefty indemnity insurances.
Very often a designer only makes a very small income
per plan if you look at the effort put into it.
and Richard Woods for example are very modest in their prices. So to rip them off makes your quest even more disgraceful.
May I ask what your job is? How would you feel if someone would take the same attitude towards your own work
If you are of a very modest income
yourself, you could perhaps ask the designer for a little discount on one of the smaller boat plans, some of them may be willing to support that idea if someone can really convince them of their need.