DW6 Racing Canoe Plans

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This open canoe has been designed as a simple low cost solution to taking part competitively in the Devizes Westminster race. The hull has an asymmetric shape with a narrow entrance angle to the forward waterlines and with additional buoyancy aft. The hull has a ‘V’ bottom and two chines per side. Construction is stitch and tape. She has buoyancy chambers fore and aft and carrying handles for portaging and her overall weight is going to be around 80 lbs. She uses between 5 and 6 sheets of 5 or 6mm Exterior or Marine plywood.

DW6 Particulars

LOA 19'10" 6.07m
Beam 35" 0.89m
Hull Mid Depth 12 1/4" 0.31m
Approx. Dry Weight 80lbs 36.28kg
Approx. Capacity 900lbs 408kg

Hull Shape

V - bottom with 2 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 5 - 6 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use Double racing or fast cruising
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

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