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
|Hull Mid Depth||14 1/2"||0.37m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||95lbs (in light 4mm ply)||43kg|
|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|