13'6" Big Kate Open Canoe Plans

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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

LOA 13'6" 4.12m
Beam 27" 0.69m
Hull Mid Depth 9 3/4" 0.25m
Approx. Dry Weight 30lbs 13.6kg
Approx. Capacity 320lbs 145kg

Hull Shape

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
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