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Project by rustedknuckles posted 1808 days ago 1784 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This simple plywood canoe was built from a set of free plans I got from Bateau.com. I was very impressed with the accuracy of their numbers, it went together beautifully. I built it from 1/4” meranti plywood. All the seams are glassed and the entire boat is coated with epoxy.

-- Dave- New Brunswick





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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 1808 days ago

very nice work and thanks for the link … I’ll check it out

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cypresswoodworker

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#2 posted 1808 days ago

Nice Bateau..Being a cajun from Louisiana i know alittle about bateau’s , great boat for fishing the shallow waters of the swamp.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Buy another tool !!

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Sailor

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#3 posted 1808 days ago

Nice looking! I purchased some plans from Bateau.com also a while back. I built the PK78 Sailing Dingy and it was great fun! We needed a dinghy to go back and forth from the boat to shore when we anchored out. Building a boat is a great experience no doubt.

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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#4 posted 1808 days ago

Hey cypress, I’m an Acadian, we’re nearly blood. This bateau is sweet in the shallows, I swear it’ll float on a damp sponge. I use a double paddle and it will go like stink on the big water, terribly unstable when you’re getting into it but once you get going she is a dream to manuver.

-- Dave- New Brunswick

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BTKS

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#5 posted 1808 days ago

Nice lookin craft. That’s one project that’s always scared me. All those curves and joints would be a challenge. Good work, BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#6 posted 1808 days ago

cool kraft

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#7 posted 1807 days ago

Sweet looking craft.

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#8 posted 1757 days ago

This turned out great. Looks like it would be fast in the water. Nice job.

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#9 posted 1154 days ago

Great design for fast straight ahead paddling, keep that thing FAR away from whitewater though, with little to no rocker it’s got to turn like the Titanic…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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