10' & 15'9" Chris Plans

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A model maker working for the advertising industry phoned me up and asked me to design a 10'x3' (3.05m x 0.92m) open canoe for the Labetts Lager advert! Apparently Malcolm the Mountie is to appear in front of the canoe in the advert and anything longer would not get into the shot. The canoe also had to be made quickly and have a traditional round bilge shape. Strip planking was out because of the lack of time, so we designed the canoe with 10 planks per side, all to be cut from ply and stitched and taped together. 10'x3' is an unusual but convenient size for car topping and she has a very good load carrying capacity for her length. These plans consist of the original plans for the 10 foot model plus supplement for the 15'9" version.

10' Chris Particulars

LOA 10' 3.05m
Beam 3' 0.92m
Hull Mid Depth 10 1/4" 0.26m
Approx. Dry Weight 40lbs 18kg
Approx. Capacity 400lbs 181kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine - mark 1 has 10 planks and the mark 2
has 5 planks per side - no tumblehome.
Construction Method Stitch and tape (mould shapes also given for a
clinker version of the mark 2.
Plywood Requirements 3-4 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General Purpose
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 sheets + 9 x A4 instruction sheets also
giving mould shapes for clinker construction

15'9" Chris Particulars

LOA 15'9" 4.8m
Beam 3' 0.92m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 0.33m
Approx. Dry Weight 55lbs 24.94kg
Approx. Capacity 750lbs 340kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine 10 planks per side with tumblehome
in the topsides
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose
Drawing/Design Package 1 x A1 sheet
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