The Little Kate has been a very popular design for those wanting a lightweight, easily portaged single canoe. I have been asked to use the lines of the original 27" beam version and extend it by 2' (0.61m) to 13'6".
This produces a lightweight canoe, still easily carried on the shoulder but with that extra room to carry more kit. The drawings show the same sit down seating position with swiveling backrest as the Little Kate but positions for 2 fixed seats for a lightweight crew have also been shown and she could be fitted out with both configurations.
13' 6" Big Kate Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||9 3/4"||0.25m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||30lbs||13.6kg|
|Multi-chine 5 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Plywood Requirements||2 sheets of 4mm|
|Guidance Use||General purpose single adult/child|
|Drawing/Design Package||2 x A1 sheets plus 5 x A4 instruction sheets|