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.
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.
note that the cost of the CD is not refundable if you order canoe plans
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
On this page we show
our JC10 and Woodland sailing canoes and a sample of our canoe yawl designs. However,
please note that most of our other canoe designs can take a sail plan and many
have sail, spar, leeboard and rudder details included with the plans - these
include the following :-
The JayCee was conceived with Tyrone
Boats as a trainer for the International Canoe. The idea was to produce a craft
which was based upon low cost, easy building techniques and which would be an
introduction into the world of IC sailing. With all this in mind, the hull is
made from 4mm ply using the stitch and tape process. She has a simple sliding
seat and the rig is based upon a grp sailboard mast with a sleeved sail so
keeping the need for specialist fittings and gear down. However, there is enough
gear to enable the helmsman to 'tweek' her performance with a Barbour Haul
arrangement for the foresail sheet. An exciting craft which may in the future
form the experimental model for a new stitch and tape 'B' class version of the
IC10! LOD 15'6" (4.73m); Hull Beam 2'11 1/2" (0.9m); Sail Area 56
sq.ft. (5.17 sq.m).
with 5 planks per side
sheets of 4mm
training and fun sailing
x A1 drawings including alternative 8.26 sq.m. sail plan and
centreboard arrangement + 7 x A4 instruction sheets
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
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. (4 sq.m.).
planks per side round bilge/multi-chine
ply and stitch and tape
sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
purpose and sailing - single or double
x A1 drawings + 2 x A4 instruction sheets + 16 x A4 sheets
covering stitch and tape.
The example right and
below has been beautifully built and fitted out by Mark Waters.
canoe is a boat which has been designed and built with the intention
that it should be as easily and efficiently powered by sail as it is by
paddle (in this case a double paddle). This means that the rig needs to
be both efficient and easy to erect and stow—she can use any of the
rigs we have for our canoes but the one detailed on the plans is of a
batwing type with spars which can be hinged to lie along the mast so
that it can be stowed inboard when not in use. The cockpit is wider than
normal for a single crew member so that the crew can sit on the canoe
bottom out to one side when sailing. Construction is simple stitch and
tape using 4mm plywood. There are stowage/WT compartments fore and aft.
(4.58m); Beam 35" (0.9m); Sail Area 52 sq.ft. (4.89 sq.m); Approx
weight of hull/deck 45lbs (20kg).
design has been drawn up for Bill Serjeant (who has made the red example
above) and you will be able to see
her progress under the 50/50 Sailing Canoe Page on his web site at http://www.smallsailboats.co.uk
Arctic Tern is a lightweight canoe yawl that has a nod towards the small
canoe yawls that were popular in Europe during the last century for
touring and racing. She uses 4mm ply and the stitch and tape method of
construction to produce a easily built stiff and lightweight hull.
board is offset to one side with the case forming the front of a side
tank leaving the cockpit clear of any structures. Areas under the fore
and aft and side decking can be used for storage and floatation.
rig has simple standing lug sails on unstayed masts.
We have 3 Canoe Yawls under 20' in
length which are dayboats (see our page on Dinghies & Dayboats). We also
have a 22' LOD Canoe Yawl which has a cabin and berths (see our page on Yachts).
Here is an example of our smaller Canoe
Lillie Canoe Yawl - this lovely craft was commissioned
by Tom Dunderdale after reading the series of articles in the Classic Boat
magazine on the 13’ strip planked canoe yawl Ethel. The idea was to produce a
canoe yawl of similar style to those of the last century used by Baden Powell
and MacGregor and which formed the basis of modern canoeing today but using
modern ply/epoxy construction methods with computer generated plank shapes. Her
length is based upon the maximum length of plank that you can get out of 2
sheets of ply and we have increased the beam a little over the original Ethel
design which allows more extensive cruising and even the ability to sleep on
board. She uses 6 sheets of 6mm and one of 9mm ply in her construction. The
standard set of plans show details for stitch and epoxy construction using 7
planks per side to give a beautiful round bottom hull shape and details are
given for her to be fitted out in classic style with a lug yawl rig. The plans
include mould shapes and construction details for her to be made using the strip
plank method. Tom reports that up to a force 2 she will sail herself both before
and into the wind hands off allowing the helmsman to drink his beer in comfort.
Above that, she handles herself with grace and she rows very well with excellent
tracking. LOD 14’11’’ (4.53m); Beam 4’8’’ (1.43m); Draft 8’’/2’1’’
(0.2/0.63m); Sail Area 106 sq.ft. (9.84 sq.m); Approx wht. 353 lbs (160 kg). Plans
also include mould shapes and details for strip planking.
with 7 planks per side
and tape - molds are also given for strip plank
sheets of 6mm and 1 sheet of 9mm marine plywood
adults day sailing
x A1 drawings + 10 A4 instruction and detail sheets
LILLIE PLANS PRICE
- STUDY PLAN
Plan Approx. 24 Euros/$27 USD; Full Plan Approx. 144 Euros/$162 USD)
IC10 - a ply stitch and tape ‘B’ Class International Canoe for Mr. Peter
Rhodes-Dimmer - the first hull has been constructed by Alan Powell. The major
idea behind this design was to produce an up-to-the-minute hull shape suitable
for both inland and river use bt made using simple stitch and tape techniques.
LOA 17' (5.18m); Hull Beam 3'4" (1.03m); OA Beam 7'3" (2.20m); Displ.
to WL 465 lbs (211 kg). The drawings give the hull panel and frame shapes only
so that she can be fitted out to the client’s requirements.
planks per side
and tape and epoxy fillet
x A1 drawings including full-size moulds - for hull only
IC10 HULL PLANS COST
240 Euros/$270 USD)
FLOAT, SAIL & LEEBOARD PLANS COST
Below are photographs of
the Ranger floats used on a 15'8" Fisher Prospector by Steve Cullis.
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);
(P&P - UK £2; EU £4: US/Elsewhere £5)
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FOR DETAILS OF THE
STITCH & TAPE
AND CEDAR STRIP PLANK
CONSTRUCTION METHODS SEE