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2 unique canoes. I designed the hull shape using Delf strictly for speed and efficiency. They have been clocked at slightly ABOVE hull speed with 2 average paddlers (5 knots). Pine version is 17’6” and Cedar version is 18’.

-- Dave

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#1 posted 1398 days ago

These are awesome. What did you use for the seats? I also see you have the mandatoty cup holder! :-)

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#2 posted 1398 days ago

The seat is simply rope woven back and forth. Got the idea from a Montana boat builder I saw in a magazine. Can’t canoe without…uh..beverages!

-- Dave

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#3 posted 1398 days ago

These canoes are great because, not only are they beautiful, they are also very useful. I love any thing that is made with craftsmanship but also has a specific function and purpose. They look like they will get the job done.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 1398 days ago


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 1398 days ago!,,

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#6 posted 1398 days ago

I love canos also, and these are beautifully made.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 1398 days ago

Hey Captain! 5 knots! That is pretty good going! What exactly do you put in those cupholders….;^)

Nice boats, sir! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#8 posted 1398 days ago

Beautiful wood, great job.

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#9 posted 1398 days ago

If you’re beating calculated hull speed, you’ve got a good design. Nice work.

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jim C

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#10 posted 1398 days ago

Years ago me and a buddy went canoeing after a series of Gin Martini’s and we estimated we were doing 50 knots.
Then we realized we were still on the trailer behind the Bronco.

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#11 posted 1398 days ago

Fantastic job.How do they track? What are the lengths?

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#12 posted 1397 days ago

They were built for big water (lake Superior) so have a rather radical keel and skeg, so they track very well. Wife and I got caught 3 miles out in a serious blow last spring in the Pine one; 3’ rapid chop in 30 knot winds. She did extremely well….boat did good too… ;-)

-- Dave

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#13 posted 1397 days ago

Very cool. This kind of work takes real talent. Well done

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#14 posted 1397 days ago

beautiful canoes :)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#15 posted 1376 days ago

Great work!!!!!! I know what it takes to do a project like this.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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