Canoe building help

Canoe building help

Post by KRW » Fri, 15 Jun 2001 23:06:33


I would like to build a canoe with my 15 year old son.  I am pretty handy
and can work with wood without much trouble.

Can anybody suggest a source for plans?

Also, about what am I looking at in material costs for a 16 to 17 foot canoe
for calm lake fishing and recreational paddling?  How much time is involved
and what degree of skill must one possess to accomplish this task in a
double car garage?

Thank you for any information you can provide.

Keith Waters

 
 
 

Canoe building help

Post by Bill DeWit » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 00:38:31


Quote:
> I would like to build a canoe with my 15 year old son.  I am pretty handy
> and can work with wood without much trouble.

> Can anybody suggest a source for plans?

    I am doing the same thing except my son is 5... so far it is -lots- of
fun...

    The best plans I found was the "cheap canoe" at Bateau.com

    http://www.boatbuilder-online.com/free/cheapcanoe.htm

    There are better canoes, but I doubt that there is a better free, easy,
cheap canoe plan set.

    <Unseemly Bragging> You can see my efforts, using "cheap canoe"-like
methods, but a plan of my own design, here...

    http://home.cfl.rr.com/rockledge/Stitching01.JPG

    ... and here...

    http://home.cfl.rr.com/rockledge/Tape01.jpg

    I hope to get a little more done this weekend. It should take me about
40 hours and three months total at this rate...

 
 
 

Canoe building help

Post by KRW » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 01:06:55

What a coincidence.  I grew up in Rockledge and now live in Winter Park.

Thanks for the info.

Keith Waters


Quote:



> > I would like to build a canoe with my 15 year old son.  I am pretty
handy
> > and can work with wood without much trouble.

> > Can anybody suggest a source for plans?

>     I am doing the same thing except my son is 5... so far it is -lots- of
> fun...

>     The best plans I found was the "cheap canoe" at Bateau.com

>     http://www.boatbuilder-online.com/free/cheapcanoe.htm

>     There are better canoes, but I doubt that there is a better free,
easy,
> cheap canoe plan set.

>     <Unseemly Bragging> You can see my efforts, using "cheap canoe"-like
> methods, but a plan of my own design, here...

>     http://home.cfl.rr.com/rockledge/Stitching01.JPG

>     ... and here...

>     http://home.cfl.rr.com/rockledge/Tape01.jpg

>     I hope to get a little more done this weekend. It should take me about
> 40 hours and three months total at this rate...


 
 
 

Canoe building help

Post by arbarnhar » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 02:22:22

I second the recommendation for the bateau.com free canoe and also wanted to
point out that you get free support building it at:

http://amateurboatbuilding.com/forum/index.php

Posts there are answered by other builders and by the designers.

-Andy


Quote:
> I would like to build a canoe with my 15 year old son.  I am pretty handy
> and can work with wood without much trouble.

> Can anybody suggest a source for plans?

> Also, about what am I looking at in material costs for a 16 to 17 foot
canoe
> for calm lake fishing and recreational paddling?  How much time is
involved
> and what degree of skill must one possess to accomplish this task in a
> double car garage?

> Thank you for any information you can provide.

> Keith Waters


 
 
 

Canoe building help

Post by huika » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 02:19:45

hate to sound like im plugging them since i refer to them alot in my
posts but take a look at:

http:www.glen-l.com

they have over 200 boat designs from canoe's to sports fishing boats.
they are very helpful as i have spoken with them on many different
occasion's, they don't seem to mind answering new-comer questions.
well good luck
anthony

 
 
 

Canoe building help

Post by William R. Wa » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 03:25:14

www.selway-fisher.com has quite a selection of plywood stitch-and-tape
canoe designs if you're interested in something with more than 3 panels (2
sides and bottom). I've seen an online project diary for their 16ft
plywood prospector model which may have been via a link from their
webpage. It would show you what its like even if you don't buy one of their
plans. And how good a canoe shape you can get from plywood panels.

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Canoe building help

Post by TheHo » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 04:43:09

I've been toying with building a canoe after finishing my sailboat.  Here's one
that looks reasonably easy to build and has a pretty nice shape too.  They also
have kits...

http://www.bandbyachtdesigns.com/mocci.htm

Good luck,

John H.

 
 
 

Canoe building help

Post by Jim Conli » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 07:00:25

There are about four different basic approaches to building a 'canoe':

Hard-chined three- or four-panel plywood boats, sometimes called pirogues, are
simplest, cheapest and lightest.  To some tastes they are, er, aesthetically
challenged.   A couple of sources have been mentioned.

Next on the difficulty scale are cedar strip composite canoes.  these aren't
cheap if you buy pre-milled strips.  Learn more about these at
http://SportToday.org/;and  http://SportToday.org/;A good book
on this type is Ted Moores' Canoecraft.

The glued lapstrake canoe is a pretty thing.  They might take more hours than a
***, but fewer material dollars.  There are good kits.  Examples at
http://SportToday.org/;A good book is Tom Hill's Ultralight Boatbuilding.
There's a good companion video.

If you're a committed traditionalist with a lot of time to spend, there's the
traditional wood & canvas canoe.  See The Wood and Canvas Canoe : A Complete
Guide to Its History, Construction, Restoration, and Maintenance by Jerry
Stelmok and Rollin Thurlow.  Also  http://SportToday.org/

Which of these is right for you depends on your skills, budget, patience and
performance requirements.
Good luck,
Jim

Quote:

> I would like to build a canoe with my 15 year old son.  I am pretty handy
> and can work with wood without much trouble.

> Can anybody suggest a source for plans?

> Also, about what am I looking at in material costs for a 16 to 17 foot canoe
> for calm lake fishing and recreational paddling?  How much time is involved
> and what degree of skill must one possess to accomplish this task in a
> double car garage?

> Thank you for any information you can provide.

> Keith Waters


 
 
 

Canoe building help

Post by nodeho » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 10:04:10

http://SportToday.org/ - has a inexpensive canoe kit
http://SportToday.org/ - has a free set of plans
http://SportToday.org/ - has alot of different plans 8' to 55' (im building
there pirogue this week and have already purchased the plans for there ***
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Canoe building help

Post by KRW » Sat, 16 Jun 2001 21:58:37

Thank you all for the suggestions.  Looks like I have a lot to think about.


Quote:

> http://SportToday.org/ - has a inexpensive canoe kit
> http://SportToday.org/ - has a free set of plans
> http://SportToday.org/ - has alot of different plans 8' to 55' (im building
> there pirogue this week and have already purchased the plans for there
***
> Do)

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