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OPEN CANOES UP TO 15'
 DESIGNS & PLANS

(Last up-dated 24/06/17)

We have19 designs, some with sail, spar, rudder and daggerboard details - although all could take a sail plan :-

Canoes on this Page

10' Chris

10' Sophia

6' Baby Kate 11' Little Kate

11' Kate

13'6" Big Kate
12' Baby Wren

12' Baby Raven

14' Raven

Waterman 12

Waterman 13

12' Adirondack

12'9" Waterboy

12' Asymmetric
Baby Raven

13'9" Christine

14' Peterborough

15' Woodland 14'6" Hazelnut

10' Waterboy

15' Huntsman

14' Prospector

15' Prospector    

 

Included with each set of plans - 
 The full canoe catalogue is now on CD in PDF format - this version of the catalogue is packed with colour photographs of our canoe designs (more than on our web pages). The catalogue also has a guide to choosing an open canoe and useful FAQ's pages.
 The CD also contains a copy of our On-Line Manual which uses 65 colour photographs showing one of our Hazelnut open canoes being built in detail, a copy of a past article on building the Christine Open Trekking Canoe plus an easily printable order form and contact details.
 Please note that this CD is sent free with each canoe plan and does not need to be ordered separately if ordering a canoe plan from this web site. However, if you do want to order the CD only, go to the Canoe Catalogues & Manuals page. (Please note that the cost of the CD is not refundable if you order canoe plans later).
 Also go to the Catalogues & Manuals page to see details of our new Plywood Canoe Construction Manual which includes details of sail rigs, floats, outboard brackets, seat backs, sponsons, making the canoe in 2 halves etc.

 

10' CHRIS
A model maker working for the advertising industry phoned me up and asked me to design a 10’x3’ (3.05m x 0.92m) open canoe for the Labetts Lager advert! Apparently Malcolm the Mountie is to appear in front of the canoe in the advert and anything longer would not get into the shot. The canoe also had to be made quickly and have a traditional round bilge shape. Strip planking was out because of the lack of time, so we designed the canoe with 10 planks per side, all to be cut from ply and stitched and taped together. 10’x3’ is an unusual but convenient size for car topping and she has a very good load carrying capacity for her length. Details are also available for a 15'9" version.

10' Chris Particulars

LOA 10' 3.05m
Beam 3' 0.92m
Hull Mid Depth 10 1/4" 0.26m
Approx. Dry Weight 40lbs 18kg
Approx. Capacity 400lbs 181kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine - mark 1 has 10 planks and the mark 2 has 5 planks per side - no tumblehome.
Construction Method Stitch and tape (mould shapes also given for a clinker version of the mark 2.
Plywood Requirements 3-4 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General Purpose
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 sheets + 9 x A4 instruction sheets also giving mould shapes for clinker construction

 

15'9" Chris Particulars

LOA 15'9" 4.8m
Beam 3' 0.92m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 0.33m
Approx. Dry Weight 55lbs 24.94kg
Approx. Capacity 750lbs 340kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine 10 planks per side with tumblehome in the topsides
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose
Drawing/Design Package 1 x A1 sheet

 

10' CHRIS FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)

EXTRA FOR 15'9" DETAILS

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £12            

(Approx. 15 Euros/$17 USD)


 

SOPHIA 10
This canoe is based on our Christine design. She has a length of 10' (3.05m) and a beam of 26 1/2" (0.67m) with a nice round bilged shape given by having 4 planks per side. There is a buoyancy/storage chamber at each end and she is designed to be used like our Little Kate design, with the crew sitting on the bottom of the boat and leaning against a backrest. Mid hull depth is 10" and she is designed for use by children or a small adult with a double paddle.

Sophia 10 Particulars

LOA 10' 3.05m
Beam 26 1/2" 0.67m
Hull Mid Depth 10" 0.25m
Approx. Dry Weight 38lbs 17.2kg
Approx. Capacity 250lbs 113kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine - 4 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 2 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose/ child or small adult
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 sheets + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

SOPHIA 10 FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)




NEW 6' BABY KATE OPEN CANOE  

The Baby Kate is a mini development of our Kate series of open canoes - it is meant as a toy and not serious use with a child and can be built from a single sheet of 3 or 4mm plywood. Baby Kate has 5 planks per side and has a midship depth of 7 3/4” (196mm). To the 70mm waterline, she will carry 20kg (45lbs).
A stitched Baby Kate by Adam Gray.
.....and complete.

6' Baby Kate Particulars

LOA 6' 1.83m
Beam 19" 0.49m
Hull Mid Depth 8" 0.2m
Approx. Dry Weight 13lbs 6kg
Approx. Capacity 140lbs 63.5kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine 5 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape - or under strict supervision
Plywood Requirements 1 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use As a toy
Drawing/Design Package 1 x A0 sheet + 3 x A4 instruction sheets

 

BABY KATE CANOE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 

11' LITTLE KATE

See a video of 4 Little kates by Kevin Howard - http://vimeo.com/83511051


The example left is by Jordon Boats - www.jordanboats.co.uk

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 frameless ply/epoxy or stitch and tape construction. Four planks are used per side and these are simply stitched together edge to edge with wire and sealed with resin/tape or epoxy fillets. She can be made from a couple of sheets of 4mm ply and she weighs around 20 lbs. She is an ideal single canoe for portaging around normally inaccessible back waters.  NOTE - the plans now give the plank shapes for a 32" beam version for greater carrying capacity.

Right is an example of the wide beam version by Bill Mears.

..........and for a wonderful example of how to add wheels to your Little Kate and use it as a cycle see Rob Trowell's example on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFhnt3JUuL8&feature=plcp
Right, an example of the 5 plank version by Wolfgang Uter.

Below is an example by Anthony Chatton - note the use of simple outriggers and a sail to get you home when the wind is behind you.  

Little Kate Particulars

LOA 11'6" 3.50m
Beam 27" and 32" 0.69m and 0.81m
Hull Mid Depth 9 3/4" 0.25m
Approx. Dry Weight 20lbs 9kg
Approx. Capacity 300lbs and 400lbs 136kg and 181kg

Hull Shape

Multi chine - narrow beam version with4 and 5 plank versions - wider beam with 4 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape but mould drawing also given for 4 plank narrow and wide beam clinker version
Plywood Requirements 2 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose single adult or child
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 sheets plus 4 x A4 instruction sheets

 

11' LITTLE KATE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)




11' KATE OPEN CANOE  
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 and has a midship depth of 11 5/8” (295mm).

Below is Steve Fisher in the first Kate breaking the ice.

11' Kate Particulars

LOA 11' 3.36m
Beam 32" 0.81m
Hull Mid Depth 11 3/4" 0.3m
Approx. Dry Weight 35lbs 15.9kg
Approx. Capacity 375lbs 170kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine 5 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 3 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose single adult/child
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 sheets plus 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

11' KATE CANOE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45           

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


NEW 13'6" BIG KATE OPEN CANOE


 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, still easily carried on the shoulder but with that extra room to carry more kit. The drawings show the same sit down seating position with swiveling backrest as the Little Kate but positions for 2 fixed seats for a lightweight crew have also been shown and she could be fitted out with both configurations.

13'6" Big Kate Particulars

LOA 13'6" 4.12m
Beam 27" 0.69m
Hull Mid Depth 9 3/4" 0.25m
Approx. Dry Weight 30lbs 13.6kg
Approx. Capacity 320lbs 145kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine 5 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 2 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose single adult/child
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 sheets plus 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

13'6" KATE CANOE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45           

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 

BABY WREN  
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 construction quick and simple and gives her a very stable hull shape. She has a length of 12’ (3.66m), a beam of 32 1/2’’ (.82m) and a midships depth of 11 1/2’’ (.29m). She uses 3 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm plywood (exterior or marine) and depending upon the thickness of ply used, will weight around 48 lbs. The Baby Wren canoe has one seat but she could take two if she is to be used by a couple of children.
Left is a nice example by Natalie Turner.

Baby Wren Particulars

LOA 12' 3.66m
Beam 32 1/2" 0.82m
Hull Mid Depth 11 1/2" 0.29m
Approx. Dry Weight 46lbs 21kg
Approx. Capacity 475lbs 215kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom plus 2 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 3 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose - mainly single but can take 2
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

BABY WREN FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 

12' BABY RAVEN  

The Baby Raven is a smaller version of the Raven canoe and has a similar midship shape with tumblehome—this puts the maximum beam down at the waterline maximizing stability whilst at the same time making it easier to paddle. She has 3 chines per side giving her a well rounded shape and she is for use by 1 adult or 2 children/adolescents. The above example is by Steve Fisher.

Baby Raven Particulars

LOA 12' 3.66m
Beam 32" 0.81m
Hull Mid Depth 11 3/4" 0.3m
Approx. Dry Weight 48lbs 22kg
Approx. Capacity 485lbs 220kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom with 3 planks per side with tumblehome
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 3 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose - mainly single but can take 2
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 drawings plus 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

12' BABY RAVEN FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45         

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 


NEW 14' RAVEN  
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 side plus a flat bottom panel and tumblehome giving her maximum beam down at the waterline. Again, stowage and buoyancy is built into the bow and stern.

14' Raven Particulars

LOA 14' 4.27m
Beam 34" 0.86m
Hull Mid Depth 12 1/2" 0.32m
Approx. Dry Weight 51lbs 23kg
Approx. Capacity 575lbs 261kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom plus 3 planks per side with tumblehome
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose - 2 adult
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

These photos are of an example by Andrea Bugarelli
Below is another good example by Ralph C. Puertas.

14' RAVEN FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45           

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)

 


 

WATERMAN 12  

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 into sailing and so the drawings show details for 2 rigs, leeboards, rudder and side floats for stability. Other details are similar to the Waterman 13. The drawing showing the floats is also available separately for use on other canoes.
A Waterman 12 by Colin Day.
Below, an example by Warren Botha.

12' Waterman Particulars

LOA 12' 3.66m
Beam 35 1/2" 0.90m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 0.33m
Approx. Dry Weight 50lbs 22.7kg
Approx. Capacity 650lbs 295kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom panel plus 3 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose and sailing - 2 adult
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings plus 7 instruction sheets - sail plans include lateen, gunter, sprit and lug - side float details also given

 

WATERMAN 12 FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45        

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)

SEPARATE FLOAT PLANS COST 
(Note these plans are included with the standard
Waterman 12 plans - if you want to buy them
separately for another canoe, order them here)

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £15          

(Approx. 18 Euros/$20 USD)


 

WATERMAN 13

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 creeks. The Waterman 13 canoe is really a small Guide Boat with a beam of 36", and a central hull depth of 13’’. Being wider than the typical Canadian canoe of this length, she is a very roomy stable craft with the capability to carry a good sail area and to be used to carry a lot of baggage or to fish from. The hull design has 3 chines allowing a wide bodied design for stability whilst at the same time having a low water surface area.

 

The example below is by Andy Twort

Waterman 13 Particulars

LOA 13' 3.97m
Beam 36" 0.91m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 0.33m
Approx. Dry Weight 52lbs 23.6kg
Approx. Capacity 725lbs 329kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom panel plus 3 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose plus sailing - 2 adult
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawing sheets + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

WATERMAN 13 FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 

NEW 12' x 30" ADIRONDACK GUIDE CANOE
I have often admired the Adirondack style of Guide Boat with their swept back ends, gorgeous sheer line—often higher forward than aft and pinched entry and exit to their waterline—they came in several different sizes and styles—some with small transoms—and l am not sure that any were ever small enough to be called canoes, but in this case, our client asked us to use the Adirondack style with a single canoe size and the result is a very pretty and efficient little boat for paddling small creeks and waterways otherwise difficult to get at.
Construction is stitch and tape but we can produce the mould shapes for clinker/ply—and watch out later for a wider version for rowing.
LOA 12’5” (3.79m); Beam 30” (0.76m); Approx. wht 40 lbs (18kg) in 4mm ply.
Below and right is a clinker version beautifully built by Mick Sanderson

Below is another nice example by Tom Smolik.  
Left a very lovely clinker example by Gerard Vinke.

12' Adirondack Particulars

LOA 12'5" 3.79m
Beam 30" 0.76m
Hull Mid Depth 11 3/4" 0.30m
Approx. Dry Weight 40lbs 18kg
Approx. Capacity 400lbs 181kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine with 5 planks per side plus a very narrow flat bottom panel
Construction Method Stitch and tape - moulds/jig details also given for clinker ply construction
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4 or 5mm
Guidance Use General purpose - single or double
Drawing/Design Package 5 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

Above is the first example being stitched together by A.P. Bootz

ADIRONDACK CANOE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 

NEW 12'9" WATERBOY OPEN CANOE  

This canoe is based upon our Waterman 13 which has been given a larger capacity by introducing tumblehome into the topsides and giving her a little more depth—(14”/0.355m) - this makes her excellent for carrying larger loads on a short length and for open canoe sailing. She has 5 planks per side giving her a well rounded and attractive shape.
Left, an example stitched by R. Reno.

12'9" Waterboy Particulars

LOA 12'9" 3.88m
Beam 3'3" 1.01m
Hull Mid Depth 14" 0.36m
Approx. Dry Weight 55lbs 25kg
Approx. Capacity 775lbs 351kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom plank plus 4 planks per side with tumblehome in the topsides
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 - 4 1/2 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose - high carrying capacity
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 5 A4 instruction sheets

 

12' 9" WATERBOY OPEN CANOE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)        


 

12' ASYMMETRIC BABY RAVEN  
This canoe is based upon our Baby Raven which is an all round general purpose canoe—this asymmetric version gives a slightly faster craft for single handed use—she would also make a good sailing canoe and would fill the remit of a slightly smaller Carrick.

 Approx. wht 48 lbs (22kg) in 6mm ply.

 

Above - an example by Trevor Palmer

Left is an example by Casey Charles.

12' Asymmetric Baby Raven Particulars

LOA 12' 3.66m
Beam 32" 0.81m
Hull Mid Depth 11 3/4" 0.30m
Approx. Dry Weight 48lbs 22kg
Approx. Capacity 485lbs 220kg

Hull Shape

Narrow flat bottom with 3 planks per side with tumblehome
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 3 1/2 - 4 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose - single adult
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

12' ASYMMETRIC BABY RAVEN FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £4 - FULL PLAN £4          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 

 

13'9" CHRISTINE
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 designs but with a length in between the two. She has a beam of 31" and has 4 planks per side and will take 2 adults. This gives her good stability and a graceful and sleek appearance. The bottom is slightly veed in the middle of the canoe running into a deep 'V' at both ends. This makes her both fast and directionally stable. Christine uses the stitch and tape method of construction (although we can also supply the mould shapes for lightweight clinker ply construction). A total of 3 sheets of 4 or 5mm ply are used and her weight is approximately 35 lbs depending upon the ply used. Note - for further photos, see our Photo Gallery page.
Right an example of a 5 plank Christine by Tim Yates
Left an example of a half decked sailing version of the 5 plank Christine by Peter Nobes
Left a beautiful example of the Christine with clinker/lapstrake top planks by Thomas McIllwraith.

New - plans to make a model of the Christine Canoe
There are now plans available for a
model of the original 4 plank Christine design - go to www.makeamodelboat.com.

 

Christine Particulars

LOA 13'9" 4.19m
Beam 31" 0.79m
Hull Mid Depth 12" 0.31m
Approx. Dry Weight 35lbs 15.9kg
Approx. Capacity 450lbs 204kg

Hull Shape

V bottom multi-chine - 2 versions given - one with 4 planks per side and the other with 5 planks
Construction Method Stitch and tape (4 and 5 plank) plus moulds/jig details give for a clinker ply 6 plank version
Plywood Requirements 3 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose - 2 adults
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings  + 5 x A4 instruction sheets - moulds also given for a clinker ply version of the 4 plank Christine

 

13'9" CHRISTINE FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45                

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 

14' PETERBOROUGH

 

 

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” (0.32m) and the tumblehome in her topsides makes her both easy to paddle and very stable.
Left - a nicely varnished example by James Beale.
Left another varnished example this time by Michael Fields.

Below is a nice example with open gunwales by Paul Mason.

Left another varnished example this time by Michael Fields.

14' Peterborough Particulars

LOA 14' 4.27m
Beam 32 1/2" 0.83m
Hull Mid Depth 12 1/2" 0.32m
Approx. Dry Weight 42lbs 19kg
Approx. Capacity 535lbs 243kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine 7 planks per side with tumblehome
Construction Method Stitch and tape - moulds/jig also given for clinker ply
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose - 2 adults
Drawing/Design Package 4x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets

 

14' FISHER PETERBOROUGH FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)

 


 

15' WOODLAND  

This is a clinker/ply open canoe with graceful lines. We have given the hull shape a fairly fine entry so that she glides on the water and also a good waterline beam to allow her to carry a substantial rig for open canoe racing. She has 5 planks per side which are 4mm thick to keep her weight down. The plans give full size templates for the moulds (sections) to be used on the building jig and details are shown for the clinker/ply construction process (please note that we can also develop the plank shapes if a builder wants to build her using simple stitch and tape methods). She can of course be used without the rig as a roomy and stable open canoe to take 2/3 adults but she was designed very much with fast and efficient sailing in mind and to this end, full details are given for the add-on leeboards, rudder and rig which has an area of 43 sq.ft.

Woodland Particulars

LOA 15' 4.58m
Beam 36" 0.92m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 0.33m
Approx. Dry Weight 60lbs 27kg
Approx. Capacity 650lbs 295kg

Hull Shape

5 planks per side round bilge/multi-chine
Construction Method Clinker ply and stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose and sailing - single or double
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings + 2 x A4 instruction sheets + 16 x A4 sheets covering stitch and tape.

WOODLAND 15' FULL PLANS COST

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £50          

(Approx. 60 Euros/$68 USD)


 

NEW 14'6" HAZELNUT

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 paddling and stability. The ends form tanks for stowage or buoyancy and construction uses the simple stitch and tape method.  

A Hazel by Russell Jackson.

Below, an example by John Mules.
For photos of John's Hazelnut build go to http://www.songofthepaddle.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?21704-Selway-Fisher-Hazelnut-build

Also see the version made by Burnett Boats which they call the Coniston 15 at http://www.burnettboats.co.uk/index.html

Hazelnut Particulars

LOA 14'6" 4.42m
Beam 33" 0.84m
Hull Mid Depth 12 1/2" 0.32m
Approx. Dry Weight 48lbs 22kg
Approx. Capacity 650lbs 295kg

Hull Shape

U bottom multi-chine with 5 planks per side
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 3 or 4 sheets of 4mm
Guidance Use General purpose - 2 adults
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings  + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

14' 6" HAZELNUT FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)

 


 

NEW 10' WATERBOY

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. The beam means that the 10’ Waterboy will not be the quickest canoe at this length but it will certainly be able to take a much larger load and is really conceived as a minimum length fishing canoe.  

10' Waterboy Particulars

LOA 10' 3.05m
Beam 34 1/4" 0.87m
Hull Mid Depth 12 1/2" 0.32m
Approx. Dry Weight 38lbs 17.2kg
Approx. Capacity 400lbs 181kg

Hull Shape

U bottom multi-chine with 4 planks per side plus a narrow flat bottom plank.
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4 or 5mm
Guidance Use General purpose - 1 adults
Drawing/Design Package 3 x A1 drawings  + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

10' WATERBOY FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)

 


 

NEW 15' HUNTSMAN

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 gear, food etc. If the stretcher is made removable, the hull would be relatively comfortable to sleep in and the design would be ideal for a simple sailing rig, rudder and leeboards or daggerboard (we can supply the sail details if required from another of our designs).  

Below is a beautifully made example by Evgeniy Krysko with modified Ranger floats - at her launch!

Below is a nice example made by Andy Short.

15' Huntsman Particulars

LOA 14'9" 4.49m
Beam 34" 0.86m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 0.33m
Approx. Dry Weight 42lbs 19kg
Approx. Capacity 650lbs 295kg

Hull Shape

V bottom single chine
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 3 sheets of 4 or 5mm
Guidance Use General purpose - 2 adults
Drawing/Design Package 2 x A1 drawings  + 5 x A4 instruction sheets

 

15' HUNTSMAN FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)

 


 

NEW 14' FISHER PROSPECTOR

 Over the years, the 15'8" Prospector has been cut down by those wanting a shorter version simply by cutting a piece out of the middle - this works but is not ideal and so I have drawn up this new version. She retains the 5 planks per side of her bigger sister and a similar high capacity.

Below is a beautifully built example by Joerg Sostmeier

14' Fisher Prospector Particulars

LOA 14' 4.27m
Beam 35" 0.88m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 3/4" 0.35m
Approx. Dry Weight 50lbs 23kg
Approx. Capacity 725lbs 329kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine with 5 planks per side and tumblehome
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose - high capacity - 2 adults plus 2 children.
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings  + 10x A4 instruction sheets

 

14' FISHER PROSPECTOR FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)

 


 

NEW 15' FISHER PROSPECTOR

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. The 15' Fisher Prospector has the same beam as her bigger sister and is still a high capacity canoe suitable for 2 to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. The plans come with the same sail, spar, rudder and leeboard details used on the 15'8" version.

Below is Michael Ewbank's 15' Prospector.

15' Fisher Prospector Particulars

LOA 15' 4.58m
Beam 35" 0.88m
Hull Mid Depth 13" 3/4" 0.35m
Approx. Dry Weight 61lbs 28kg
Approx. Capacity 775lbs 351kg

Hull Shape

Multi-chine with 7 planks per side and tumblehome
Construction Method Stitch and tape
Plywood Requirements 4 sheets of 4, 5 or 6mm
Guidance Use General purpose - high capacity - 2 adults plus 2 children - often used with gunter mainsail and jib
Drawing/Design Package 4 x A1 drawings  + 10x A4 instruction sheets

 

15' FISHER PROSPECTOR FULL PLANS COST 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £45          

(Approx. 54 Euros/$61 USD)


 


SEPARATE FLOAT, SAIL & LEEBOARD PLANS COST 

Below are photographs of the Ranger floats used on a 15'8" Fisher Prospector by Steve Cullis.

Note- we can supply the plans for the Waterman 12 float, rudder and leeboard details plus the plans for the Ranger canoe  at a cost of £15 (UK/EU); £12 US/Elsewhere
(P&P - UK £2; EU £4: US/Elsewhere £5)

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PLAN £15          

(Approx. 18 Euros/$20 USD)


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POSTAGE & PACKING (SHIPPING)
Please note - the plan prices do not include P&P charges which will be added to your order.
When ordering multiple items on-line we will always try to combine the packing and charge the lowest P&P cost option.
Go to the  Ordering Plans & Manuals section of the Home Page for a list of the current Postage & Packing rates.


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AND CEDAR STRIP PLANK
CONSTRUCTION METHODS SEE 


For further details of our designs go to www.selway-fisher.com

 

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