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Project by bowtie posted 836 days ago 2999 views 30 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1 sheet of 1/4 ” luan plywood , some spruce or p t pine 1×2s some fiberglass tape and some epoxy.
i have buillt several of these for our grandkids. they enjoy paddling their own canoes on river trips. good little canoe for mellow rivers or small lakes.first plywood canoe i built was from the free plan on bateau2.com. these are basically the same just downsized.
length at waterline 96” width 20”
length at top 111” width 24” all measurements are approximate you can do whatever fits on your sheet
painted with exterior house paint
thanks for looking.. enjoy..floating thru Gods creation.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 836 days ago

Wow you get a lot out of one sheet good job.

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Mr_tony

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#2 posted 836 days ago

Awesome build. My son would love this!!! This is now on my to do list!

-- Tony - Making sawdust is a great hobby, and sometimes cool stuff comes out too.

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SplashMaster

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#3 posted 836 days ago

This is really cool how much weight can it support?

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Skylark53

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#4 posted 836 days ago

Very efficient. Lucky grandkids!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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bowtie

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#5 posted 836 days ago

splashmaster, it will hold a 90-100 pound child,their fishing gear and maybe some of their camping gear on calm water. they will barely float my 200 pounds if i dont paddle too fast !

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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SplashMaster

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#6 posted 836 days ago

Sounds like I would make a Splash in that lol Can’t wait to make one for the nephew though

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Philip "Pip" Storm

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#7 posted 836 days ago

Cool! Lucky grandkids indeed. I looked at making a canoe from that website before I decided on making a strip canoe.

-- Well, I'll be screwed, glued, and tattooed!

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skipper55

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#8 posted 836 days ago

this will be on my to do list for the summer
however what do you mean by arc bottom 1” on the 1st picture

thanks for sharing

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bowtie

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#9 posted 835 days ago

skipper55, after the sides are scarfed together measure up 1 inch from the bottom at the center of one side panel.
usiing some pcv pipe,thin scrap stock or whatever method you prefer create a fair arc to the ends.transfer to other side panel. when the sides and bottom are assembled and you spread the top out this will keep your rocker from becoming excessive. you can assemble the canoe with masking tape and check this out before cutting the arc. you may decide on a different arc.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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Schwieb

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#10 posted 835 days ago

A personal boat for the grand kids. Too cool. I noticed a strip canoe in the background. I assume you built it.

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

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bowtie

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#11 posted 835 days ago

schwieb, thanks for looking.
i have 2 strip canoes that i want 2 post after they get a fresh coat of finish. our rocky rivers scratch em up .

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 835 days ago

A canoe is one of those round-bottom thingies like in the third photo. What you’ve got there is a first-class Cajun pirogue!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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RetiredCoastie

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#13 posted 835 days ago

Where I was raised in New Orleans that is called a pirogue. Nice work. Thanks for posting

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bowtie

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#14 posted 834 days ago

while stopped at a restaurant on the way south to deliver 2 of em for some grandsons in opelika al,
a couple walked to my truck and asked “where did you get those pirogues? ” thanks for lookin

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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daydrik

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#15 posted 833 days ago

looks great! how easy are these to make because I’ve been wanting a small boat but can’t aford a new one.

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown

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