|Project by bowtie||posted 04-29-2012 07:26 PM||4555 views||15 times favorited||24 comments|
I had her off the trailer this weekend while it carried my red cedar canoe to the Paint Rock River so I thought I would get some pictures.
She’s built by Gil Gilpatricks Puddle Duck Plan. Gil states in his book Building A Strip Canoe that he’s a “big” canoe man. I respect this but at my age lightweight is my first priority. she has 2 seats and will carry my wife and I and weekend camping gear with no problem.
Gils book has a chapter on caning seats which I think look awesome so I drilled my seat frames to accomodate caning.
Before I could order the cane some buddies wanted to make a trip on the Sipsey river so I bought some lime green cord and “temporarily” wove my seats. It proved so comfortable I did the same on my next canoe.
She’s built of western red cedar from homer depot without bead and cove edges. I bought a bead and cove bit for my last canoe and HIGHLY recommend it.
Overall length 14’ 6” weight about 50#
I think any one interested in a strip canoe can build one. Having a helper with the fiberglass is nice.
Note; I found 16’ red oak at the Hardwood Center in Scottsboro, Al if this helps any one in the Tennessee Valley.
Thanks for looking and enjoy paddlin thru Gods Beautiful creation.
-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....