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Forum topic by flyingoak posted 07-13-2010 04:47 AM 839 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-13-2010 04:47 AM

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Folks,
Im seriouly thinking about building a strip Canoe. Does anyone have any advise on which company to look for plans at. there are several on the web and i am sure some are better than others.

Thanks,
Harold

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#1 posted 07-13-2010 01:24 PM

I have no idea which plan you should get but am looking forward to your posts as you build the canoe. Good luck on finding a good set of plans.

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#2 posted 07-13-2010 02:26 PM

I have built a boat from Newfound Boatworks. Good company – great service!

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#3 posted 07-18-2010 03:28 AM

The Stripper’s Guide to Canoe Building.

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#4 posted 07-18-2010 05:11 AM

I built a strip kayak, not much exposure to canoe plans. From what I have heard, Newfound is a good company. Rob Macks at Laughing Loon does a good job as well. I have used Chesapeake Light Craft for a kayak – they have canoe plans as well.

I would suggest that you make sure you know what size and type of canoe you want. A relative of mine built a strip canoe and then found that is was way too unstable – a little like a racing style hull. The best option would be to se if you can find someone who will let you test paddle the design you are interested in. Sometimes the

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#5 posted 07-18-2010 06:10 AM

Try Lee Valley Tools as they have plans for sale

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#6 posted 07-19-2010 04:33 PM

THanks Guys,

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#7 posted 08-05-2010 03:54 PM

Bearmountainboats.com is a good resource Bear mountain is Ted Moores’ company

I built an 18.5 white guide from the plans included in Gil Gilpatrick’s “building a strip canoe” There’s a good variety of plans included in that book
Canoecraft by Ted Moores has quite a few plans in the form of offset tables.

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