This canoe has been designed for a client who wanted a canoe which would take a crew of 8 or so adolescents. She is designed to be built and transported in two halves (although she can be built in one piece) and bolted together at the waters edge. Construction is based upon the simple stitch and tape method using pre-shaped hull panels. Buoyancy may be built-in under the seats or these areas may be used for stowage. She may use a similar sail plan to that shown for the 20â Sea Jay and she can be fitted with outriggers.
Large canoes of this type were used for transporting freight in North America and we have retained the same type of hull section which has tumblehome to produce a wide waterline beam. She has 4 planks per side with a shallow âVâ to the bottom. She uses approximately 8 sheets of 6mm Exterior or Marine plywood and weight will be approximately 180 lbs. See Wilfried G. Stuckmann's website for a Freight 20' under construction.
20' Freight Particulars
|Hull Mid Depth||21"||0.53m|
|Approx. Dry Weight||180lbs||81.63m|
|Multi-chine with 4 planks per side|
|Construction Method||Stitch and tape|
|Plywood Requirements||6-8 sheets of 6mm depending on fit-out|
|Guidance Use||Load carrying - up to 5 or 6 crew|
|Drawing/Design Package||2 x A1 drawings + 7 A4 instruction sheets|