18' Outboard Motor Freight Canoe Plans

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For those wanting a much bigger outboard motor canoe capable of having several fishing at once and which can also be used as a freight canoe on rivers and lakes, the 18' Outboard Motor Freight Canoe would certainly suit. She can take 6-8 adults or 4 adukts with plenty of room for fishing or wildlife photography.

I took the 18 Outboard Canoe and widened and deepened it to give a beam of 4'6" (1.37m) and a mid hull depth of just over 17" (0.44m). She can be built entirely of 1/4" (6mm) plywood but for a rough and tough freight canoe, we recommend 9mm for the bottom hull planks. Construction is simple stitch and tape.

Details are shown on the plans to split the canoe into boltable halves.

 A 4 or 5hp outboard can be used but I would recommend 8 to 15hp with a maximum of 25hp.

18' OB Motor Freight Canoe Particulars

LOA 18' 5.49m
Beam 54" 1.37m
Hull Mid Depth 17 1/4" 0.44m
Approx. Dry Weight (9mm ply hull) 265lbs 120kg
Approx. Capacity 2000lbs 907kgs

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom with 3 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 3 sheets of 6mm
5 sheets of 9mm
Guidance Use 6-8 adults - general freight
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 10 A4 instruction sheets
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