15' Trican Motor Canoe Plans
The client who asked for this design, Jim Ferguson (who has sadly now passed on), wanted a design that could be used in a number of ways - a true multi-role craft for use in Australian waters. The main hull can be used by itself as a simple motor canoe or as a Proa with just one float or as a trimaran with 2 floats. With just the main hull she is a stable motor canoe for use in estuaries etc but with the floats she will become a very stable platform for all sorts of uses including coastal fishing and diving etc.
The plans show construction both in sheet aluminium and stitch and tape plywood - the beams are aluminium poles.
15' Trican Motor Canoe Particulars
|Beam (main hull)||44"||1.12m|
|Beam (overall - adjustable)||8'6"||2.59m|
|Hull Mid Depth (main hull)||16"||0.41m|
|Approx. Dry Weight (overall)||200lbs||90kg|
|Double chine 'U' shaped bilge|
|Construction Methods||Aluminium or stitch and tape plywood.|
|Plywood/aluminium sheet requirements||9 (4'x8' (1220x2440mm) sheets of 2mm aluminium or 6mm plywood|
|Guidance Use||3-4 adults - general freight, fishing etc|
|Drawing/Design Package||5 x A1 drawings + 12 x A4 instruction sheets|