17' Hazelnut Open Canoe

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The requirement was for a canoe with the same stability, capacity and maneuverability as the 17' Prospector but without the high swept back ends and a flatter sheer line. So I took the Prospector model and kept the same mid-section with it's tumblehome and stable shape and remodeled the ends to give a more guide-boat feel to them.

Construction is the usual simple stitch and tape method with 5 planks per side - she will take a rig, leeboards and rudder so the standard 15'8" Prospector rig details are sent with the plans.

17' Hazelnut Particulars

LOA 17' 5.19m
Beam 35 1/4" 0.90m
Hull Mid Depth 14 1/2" 0.37m
Approx. Dry Weight 95lbs (in light 4mm ply) 43kg
Approx. Capacity 900lbs 408kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine asymmetric with 5 planks per side and tumblehome
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 5 sheets of 5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose and load carrying - 3-4 adults + gear (using 6mm ply).
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

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