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Posted by: rjh on Apr-01-13 5:39 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
I am planning to build a short fat canoe this summer.
Need some help!
The length will be 13 feet, since any longer will require registration. If I registered all my canoes it would break me, so I like to stay short and under their financial radar. There are also large fines for not being able to show registration papers.
How about 40 inches wide with a slightly rounded bottom? Also about an inch of rocker.
I want stability but want fairly easy movement as well.
Have any of you used such a canoe before?
This would be my summer project to build.
Bent Shaft Canoe Paddles
1 Canoe/Kayak Trailer
Heel and Pegpads™
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Posted by: willi_h2o on Apr-01-13 8:20 PM (EST)
Posted by: rjh on Apr-01-13 9:52 PM (EST)
I was hoping that by rounding the bottom a little I could make up for some of what I would lose by extra width.
Adirondack guide boat?|
Posted by: willowleaf on Apr-01-13 10:09 PM (EST)
Boat designer Brian Schulz of Cape Falcon Kayaks built a 13' skin on frame Adirondack Guide Boat that might be worth looking at for dimensions and hull design. He has an extensive photo log of the build on his blog site:
Posted by: rjh on Apr-02-13 11:22 AM (EST)
Hey thanks willowleaf!
that's a beautiful boat|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Apr-02-13 1:22 PM (EST)
Brian can be a good resource|
Posted by: willowleaf on Apr-02-13 1:37 PM (EST)
....when he has time to do so (and he seems to be one of those folks who always has a million things going on) I have learned he will respond to personal emails with questions on boat building. His blog has tons of resources and links to the wooden and skin-on-frame boat communities.
30# for a guide boat is pretty good!|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Apr-02-13 1:59 PM (EST)
Thanks for the reference. His kayaks are nice, I like the multisport racer.