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Project by rustedknuckles posted 08-09-2009 06:15 PM 2486 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 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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#1 posted 08-09-2009 06:16 PM

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

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#2 posted 08-09-2009 06:50 PM

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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#3 posted 08-09-2009 11:57 PM

Nice looking! I purchased some plans from 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.

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#4 posted 08-10-2009 12:50 AM

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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#5 posted 08-10-2009 03:58 AM

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 08-10-2009 04:58 AM

cool kraft

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#7 posted 08-10-2009 02:05 PM

Sweet looking craft.

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#8 posted 09-29-2009 05:23 PM

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

-- Matt - Syracuse, NY

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#9 posted 05-25-2011 10:17 PM

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…

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