The 18â6â Marathon open canoe has been designed for serious long distance paddling. She has 5 planks per side and uses the stitch and tape method of construction for ease, low cost and lightness. Her hull shape is asymmetric giving her a low drag shape with buoyancy positioned to keep her at level trim when moving quicklyâand we have given her some tumblehome in the topsides to make paddling easier.
Below is a beautiful example of a Marathon by Eric Nelson - the photo also shows one of our 15'7" Peterborough's again built by Eric Nelson - Eric commented that the Marathon "tracks like a train and is ridiculously quick" and the Peterborough is both "agile and a pleasure to paddle".
18'6" Marathon Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||12"||0.31m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||60lbs (in light 4mm ply)||27kg|
|Multi-chine asymmetric with 5 planks per side and tumblehome|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Plywood Requirements||5 sheets of 4mm|
|Guidance Use||Long distance paddling with 2 adults + gear|
|Drawing/Design Package||3 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets|