Canoes

  • The Great Wicomico Canoe PDF

    The Great Wicomico Canoe PDF

    17' x 38" / 5.18m x 96.5cm and weighs about 55lbs / 24kgs (if built as designed) To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For printed plans for Great Wicomico, click HERE A big, stable canoe with plenty of room for the family,...

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  • 10' OUTBOARD MOTOR CANOE

    10' OUTBOARD MOTOR CANOE

    This canoe is a shortened version of the original 12'6" Outboard motor canoe for a client who wanted a more compact design which would be easier to store. Stitch and tape construction is used to make her quick and easy to build with a low construction...

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  • Indian Creek Motor Canoe PDF

    Indian Creek Motor Canoe PDF

    For printed plans click HERE This boat rows great, btw, and you should include her as a rowboat, as well. She's our go-to boat for family excursions these days, as even the smallest of electric trolling motors pushes her around easily. Much easier than...

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  • 15'8" Fisher Prospector Plans

    15'8" Fisher Prospector Plans

    This is the Selway Fisher version of an old favourite - the Prospector type open canoe. The original Prospectors were originally designed in Canada and known as the "workhorse of the North". They had to have a good carrying capacity for all of the...

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  • 14' Peterborough Plans

    14' Peterborough Plans

    This is a 14’ version of our larger Peterborough design but in this case we have gone for a design with 7 planks per side. She still uses the simple stitch and tape method of construction and has seats for 2 crew. Midships depth is 12 1/2” (0...

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  • 13'6" Big Kate Open Canoe Plans

    13'6" Big Kate Open Canoe Plans

    The Little Kate has been a very popular design for those wanting a lightweight, easily portaged single canoe. I have been asked to use the lines of the original 27" beam version and extend it by 2' (0.61m) to 13'6". This produces a lightweight canoe,...

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  • 11' Kate Open Canoe Plans

    11' Kate Open Canoe Plans

    Kate is similar in length to Little Kate but has a midship section which approaches that of the Christine (so you could look upon her as a shorter version of Christine). Kate has 5 planks per side.   11' Kate Particulars LOA 11' 3...

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  • Quick Canoe Electric Plans PDF

    Quick Canoe Electric Plans PDF

    For printed plans, click HERE A kit for this boat is available from JO Woodworks. The idea was thought up by Dana Stovall. He built the boat from cheap ply and most of the framing was from recycled shipping pallets - a cheap build - done nicely...

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  • Kombi Paddle/Sail Canoe Plans PDF

    Kombi Paddle/Sail Canoe Plans PDF

    This is a joint project between Joost Engelen and myself for a 50/50 Sail/Paddle Sailing Canoe. Joost who sails his GIS and Viola Canoe in RAID events noticed that at events like this, (paddling allowed) that many people used an open canoe with a medium...

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  • 17' Prospector Open Canoe

    17' Prospector Open Canoe

    We developed the hull panel shapes for a stretched version of the Fisher Prospector some time ago and now we have completed the set of drawings. She has the same 5 planks per side, generous rocker to the bottom and tumblehome in her topsides that the...

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  • 15'6" Beaver Canoe/Skiff Plans

    15'6" Beaver Canoe/Skiff Plans

    The BEAVER is an ultra modern open canoe skiff using the latest methods of construction to make building time as short as possible. She has the same shape at both ends and each half of the boat is made in one piece of ply with simple darts cut into it...

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  • Waterman 16 Plans

    Waterman 16 Plans

    The Waterman canoes are more than simple open Canadian type canoes; they are a complete canoeing experience - from simply being a family open day canoe to a camping/sailing/portaging craft capable of being used to explore normally impenetrable rivers and...

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  • Paulsboat Plans

    Paulsboat Plans

    I had a request from Paul Moffitt, of the famous sailing Moffitts, for a sailing canoe. Now, a "sailing canoe" can mean a lot of different things. But to me the sailing canoes that you read about from the late 1800's were what we both had in mind. I had...

  • Rushton's IGO Canoe Plans PDF

    Rushton's IGO Canoe Plans PDF

    A fast solo or tandem canoe 16' x 30" {4.9m x .76m} Maximum recommended displacement is 450lbs {204kg} Weight about 40 lbs {18kg} To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For Rushton's IGO Canoe printed plans, click HERE J. Henry...

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  • 10' Waterboy Plans

    10' Waterboy Plans

    This a smaller version of our popular 12’9” Waterboy. The design has the same high volume hull with tumblehome and 4 planks per side with a narrow flat bottom as it’s bigger brother. Construction is simple stitch and tape using 4mm ply...

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  • 14' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    14' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    This new design has been floating around in my head for several years now. I really didn’t want to do any kayak or canoe designs, as there are already enough of them out there in the world, and one more wasn’t really needed. So here’s...

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  • Waterman 12 Plans

    Waterman 12 Plans

    This is a new design for 2001 - we were asked to reduce the length of the Waterman 13 by a foot so that she could be made in 2 boltable halves and fitted into the back of a van for transporting to the water. She was also to be the client's first venture...

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  • CPB-Canoe PDF

    CPB-Canoe PDF

    The essence of this design lies in its simplicity. Easy to mark and cut panels, folded onto each other, and sealed with Scotch Waterproof Tough Tape. The tape is applied to all seams, folds and edges, and produces a fully waterproof hull, that is as...

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  • 14'6" Hazelnut Plans

    14'6" Hazelnut Plans

    The Hazelnut has been designed for those who want a similar hull shape to the Peterborough model but without the turned up ends. This gives a flatter sheer line more like a guide boat—she retains the 5 plank per side shape with tumblehome for ease in...

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  • 15' Fisher Prospector Plans

    15' Fisher Prospector Plans

    Our 15' 8" Fisher Prospector is our most popular canoe design (go to Open Canoes 15'-17'). This new version has been requested by a client who wanted a similar canoe, slightly shorter and with 7 planks per side rather than the 5 of the original design...

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  • Ulua Plans PDF

    Ulua Plans PDF

    The Ulua design broadly resembles the classic Hawaiian canoe with some differences. The round bottom, which is important in the surf, performs poorly when sailed to windward. I've added a pivoting leeboard for lateral resistance, that can be retracted...

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  • 14' Raven Plans

    14' Raven Plans

    By popular request, we have shortened the Raven to give a canoe easier to car-top on smaller vehicles. She can take 2 adults plus camping gear and uses the same simple stitch and tape construction process. The hull has the Raven family’s 3 panels per...

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  • 15'8" Strip Planked Prospector Plans

    15'8" Strip Planked Prospector Plans

    A Strip Planked version of our most popular design - the Fisher Prospector Open canoe - plans include full-size templates for the moulds and the sail plan of the FP16. 15'8" Strip Planked Prospector Particulars LOA 15'8" 4.76m Beam 35" 0...

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  • Pro A Plans PDF

    Pro A Plans PDF

    Pro a canoe Length 5876mm ( 19' 3-1/2" ) Beam 760mm ( 29-7/8" )       Pro a canoe is a big open kayak or canoe. She has long open cockpit, so she is meant to be used in sheltered waters. She can carry two adults + one to three small kids...

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  • 15'7" Carrick Asymmetric Racing Plans

    15'7" Carrick Asymmetric Racing Plans

    The Carrick open canoe was designed for Tyrone Boats specifically for sail racing. She is certainly fast but is also very handy when paddled. She has 5 planks per side giving her a nicely rounded shape with a wide waterline beam for plenty of stability...

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  • Motor Canoe Plans PDF

    Motor Canoe Plans PDF

    Note: These plans consist of a booklet of 35 pages of text, drawings and photos on 8.5" x 11" pages. The printed version is black and white. The PDF file for instant download has color photographs. To save $5 and postage costs choose the download option...

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  • 18' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    18' Electric Moto Craft Plans PDF

    I decided to add this larger version of the Electric Moto Craft to my growing fleet of EMC hulls after a comment and request from one of my YouTube subscribers. He had been watching one of my how-to videos on building the 14ft version of the...

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  • Quick Canoe Combo PDF

    Quick Canoe Combo PDF

    Well, I have been having a big think. One of the byproducts of the trip to the USA was that I now know that distance canoeing and kayaking is waaaay more fun than I thought. __________________________________ Several of these canoes have been converted...

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  • Tamanu Plans PDF

    Tamanu Plans PDF

    The Tamanu is a "three board" canoe with a flat bottom and moderate rocker. The hull can be quickly and easily constructed with 1/4" or 3/16" plywood. The ama or amas can be foam and fiberglass or hollow plywood. The most important difference between the...

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  • Lynnhaven 16 Plans

    Lynnhaven 16 Plans

    Attractive and capable touring canoe1-3 Person capacityPaddle as a canoeFit rowlocks and oars for a small pulling boatIntegral buoyancy/storage in seatsEasy amateur buildIdeal school or family projectPlans include full size patternsIllustrated...

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  • 18' Waka Ama Hawaiian Canoe

    18' Waka Ama Hawaiian Canoe

    This is an outrigger canoe of classic Hawaiian design. Classes of these craft are very popular, especially in places like New Zealand where they are raced in various lengths—this example being one of the shortest. They are noted for their stability...

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  • Piragua Plans PDF

    Piragua Plans PDF

    The photo above is of a Piragua built by Bob Taylor down in Texas. Piragua is a very simple useful boat. I probably get more Piragua photos than of any other boat, an indication that more Piraguas get built. Piragua is made from two sheets of 1/4"...

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  • Chautauqua  Plans PDF

    Chautauqua Plans PDF

    A sensational sailing canoe 15' 3" x 38" - 4.65m x 94cm Maximum recommended capacity - 375lbs - 171kg Weight: 65lbs - 30kg Sail area: 61 square feet - 5.7m To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For printed plans of Chautauqua, click...

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  • 15'7" Peterborough Plans

    15'7" Peterborough Plans

    The name ‘Peterborough’ was often used to describe any open Canadian type canoe but more especially those with a lightly rockered hull which had a moderate beam and some tumblehome. Our example has relatively narrow waterlines fore and aft to make...

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  • 11' Little Kate Plans

    11' Little Kate Plans

    Our LITTLE KATE open canoe is a modification of the classic John Rushton Wee Lassie design which he was producing over a hundred years ago. The originals were of lapstrake Cedar planking but we have modified the design so that it can be built using the...

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  • Waterman 13 Plans

    Waterman 13 Plans

    The Waterman canoes are more than simple open Canadian type canoes; they are a complete canoeing experience - from simply being a family open day canoe to a camping/sailing/portaging craft capable of being used to explore normally impenetrable rivers and...

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  • 16' Robin Plans

    16' Robin Plans

    The ROBIN is a design requested by a client who had already built one of our Wren stitch and tape ply canoes and who wanted a similar craft in strip planked construction with a sweet round bilge shape. The basic parameters for this design are similar to...

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  • 12' Asymmetric Strip Planked Baby Raven Plans

    12' Asymmetric Strip Planked Baby Raven Plans

    So far this is the smallest strip plank canoe we have designed - although we do know that strip planked version of our Little Kate design have been made simply by using the mould shapes we give for clinker construction and putting a curve through the...

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  • 15'7" Raven Plans

    15'7" Raven Plans

    Adrian Cabedo (see the Wren) came back to us for a second design. He wanted a slightly more sophisticated design, still of the Canadian type, for long distance portaging and camping in Spain. Basing the new design on the Wren, we increased her beam to...

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  • 15' Marathon Plans

    15' Marathon Plans

    The Marathon series of open canoes started with the Marathon 18 which was designed as a fast long distance canoe for a crew of 2 who would use her to race and portage around locks etc - so good straight line speed and light weight were essential...

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  • PH13 Plans PDF

    PH13 Plans PDF

    A lightweight solo canoe 13' x 27" {3.96m x 69cm} Recommended paddler size: 200lbs / 91kg. Weight about 26 lbs. {12 Kg} To inquire about a frame kit for this boat click HERE. For PH13 printed plans, click HERE The PH-13 is a lightweight, easy to...

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  • 15'10" Wren Plans

    15'10" Wren Plans

    The WREN is typical Canadian canoe built using the stitch and tape ply method. Her design was based upon an original Indian bark canoe and simplified for ply construction but without loosing the essence of her beautiful shape. She is very quick and...

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  • 13'9" Christine Plans

    13'9" Christine Plans

    Christine is one of our most popular designs and is a lightweight open canoe for both occasional use and for single long distance trekking. She was designed for a client in Australia who wanted a canoe of similar design to our Little Kate and Pete...

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  • Cinderella Free Plans

    Cinderella Free Plans

    Free plans. To download the file, click HERE 144 by 30in flat-bottomed, round-sided, elegant but easy to build canoe intended for stitch and glue construction using 3/8in marine ply epoxy and tape on the inside and either epoxy and tape or glass...

  • 15' Huntsman Plans

    15' Huntsman Plans

    The 15' Huntsman is a simple 2 planks per side open canoe with a V bottom and single chine making construction fast with the stitch and tape construction method. The canoe can take 2 adults and more if required and is ideal for trekking with camping...

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  • Baby Wren Plans

    Baby Wren Plans

    The Baby Wren canoe was designed for Tyrone Boats and is a smaller single seat version of our 15’10’’ Wren Canadian canoe. She has a similar hull shape with a flat (but rockered) bottom hull panel and two chines per side. This makes her...

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  • Voyager Plans

    Voyager Plans

    Length-14-1/2 feetBeam-33 inchesDraft-4 inchesWeight-35 to 40 poundsClick HERE for a bill of materialsVoyager, like her smaller sister Indian Girl, was strongly influenced by the decked canoes from the late 1800’s. Voyager, however, shows more...

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  • 12'/16' Ranger Plans

    12'/16' Ranger Plans

    The Ranger is a simple multi-purpose canoe design for first time or young builders who want a quick, simple and low cost boat to get them onto inland waterways. Although a single chine design she still has graceful lines and she can be built both in 12'...

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  • Toto Plans Instant Download

    Toto Plans Instant Download

    Toto has been my most successful design. Initially she was an experiment to test a new bow shape - a deep V bow that blends into a multichine well aft. There's a twist in the bow bilge panels and at the time I didn't know how to expand those panels on...

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  • Indian Girl Plans

    Indian Girl Plans

    Length-12-1/2 feetBeam-32 inchesDraft-4 inchesWeight-30 to 35 poundsIndian Girl was strongly influenced by several canoes from the late 1800’s when canoeing was at its peak in this country. J. Henry Rushton’s Indian Princess, Rob Roy and Nessmuck’s...

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