Included with each set
of plans - The full canoe catalogue is now
on CD in PDF format - this version of the catalogue is packed with colour
photographs of our canoe designs (more than on our web pages). The catalogue
also has a guide to choosing an open canoe and useful FAQ's pages.
CD also contains a copy of our On-Line Manual which uses 65 colour photographs
showing one of our Hazelnut open canoes being built in detail, a copy of a past
article on building the Christine Open Trekking Canoe plus an easily printable
order form and contact details. Please
note that this CD is sent free with each canoe plan and does not need to be
ordered separately if ordering a canoe plan from this web site. However, if you
do want to order the CD only, go to the Canoe Catalogues
& Manuals page.
note that the cost of the CD is not refundable if you order canoe plans
go to the Catalogues & Manuals page to see details of our new
Plywood Canoe Construction Manual which includes details of sail rigs,
floats, outboard brackets, seat backs, sponsons, making the canoe in 2
canoe is a shortened version of the original 12'6" Outboard motor canoe for
a client who wanted a more compact design which would be easier to
store. Stitch and tape construction is used to make her quick and easy
to build with a low construction cost. She is a small, tough knock-about
boat and exterior WBP (water and boil proof) ply can be used to keep
Depending upon the type of ply used, weight will be around
50 - 55 lbs.
canoe is an adaptation of our Waterman 16 Mk2 open canoe requested by a client
who wanted a lightweight craft which he could easily car top and which would
safely take a small outboard motor to use for fishing and camping. Her beam has
been widened to 44" giving more internal space and additional stability
when moving around in the boat. She uses the stitch and tape method of
construction. Depending upon the type of ply used, weight will be around 55 lbs.
example below is by Andy Somerville.
Left an example by Jim
Zahl and below by Jeremy Burne.
This 15’ (4.58m) design is an
extended version of our 12’6” Outboard Motor Canoe and uses the same basic
hull shape with it’s narrow flat bottom panel with 3 further panels added each
side to form an attractive but stable and easily built shape. 3 seats plus a
forward stowage area are shown but she could be fitted out with a different
arrangement to suit individual needs.
Normally a 1/2—2 hp
engine would be used but she could take bigger units and she can be rowed or
paddled—and like her smaller sister, a sail rig could be used.
Her beam is 44”
(1.12m) and she uses 4 sheets of 1/4” (6mm) ply giving her a weight of approx.
65 lbs (29kg).
Right and above, an example by Tim
Yates and below, another by Richard Varley.
striking example above is by Patricio de Salterain in Uraguay.
This is a strip
planked version of our plywood motor canoes—because she is strip
planked over computer generated moulds, the spacing between the moulds
can be altered to give any length between 12’ and 16’.
Apart from using an outboard motor between 1.5 and 4hp, she could be
fitted out for rowing and/or sailing (we can provide these details from
our other designs of similar size).
LOA 12—16’ (3.66—4.88m); Beam 3’ 8 1/2” (1.13m); Approx. wht
50—70 lbs (23—32kg).
- 16' Strip OB Motor Canoe Particulars
of 3/8" x 3/4" (470m of 9x18mm) WRC
adults - general freight
x A1 drawings incl. full-size moulds and details for both foam
sandwich and cedar strip construction + 3 x A4 instruction
The client who
asked for this design, Jim Ferguson (who has sadly now passed on),
wanted a design that could be used in
a number of ways - a true multi-role craft for use in Australian waters.
The main hull can be used by itself as a simple motor
canoe or as a Proa with just one float or as a trimaran with 2 floats.
With just the main hull she is a stable motor canoe for use in estuaries
etc but with the floats she will become a very stable platform for all
sorts of uses including coastal fishing and diving etc.
The plans show
construction both in sheet aluminium and stitch and tape plywood - the
beams are aluminium poles.
Trican Motor Canoe Particulars
(overall - adjustable)
Mid Depth (main hull)
Dry Weight (overall)
chine 'U' shaped bilge
or stitch and tape plywood.
(4'x8' (1220x2440mm) sheets of 2mm aluminium or 6mm plywood
moving silently up remote quiet creeks and rivers to picnic amongst the Willows
and enjoy country side not seen by many, we have designed this attractive
Construction uses the strip plank process using computer faired mould shapes and
she is powered by a Mini Kota type electric outboard. LOA 18'6" (5.64m);
Beam 39" (0.99m); Weight 250 lbs (115 kg) with batteries.
She can take 3 or 4 adults. She could be fitted with a canopy or with steam
power. Complete Silent Explorer Canoes may be purchased from Amourelle Products at http://www.ElectricCanoe.co.uk
Dry Weight incl. batteries
bilge with tumblehome
strip wood requirements for hull
of 3/8" x 13/16" (480m of 9x20mm) WRC
x A1 drawings incl. full-size moulds and the additional moulds
for a 21' version + 4 x A4 instruction sheets
leisurely craft from the Edwardian and Victorian eras - days of elegance on the
Thames with parasols and wine! we were commissioned to design such a canoe, to
be powered by a Gebofa electric 1.6 hp sail drive unit and constructed using
modern clinker ply methods. The plans give the computer faired sectional mould
shapes which are then erected onto a strong back. Stringers are then let into
the moulds and the plank shapes taken easily from the building jig using the
stringers as a guide. The hull could also be strip planked. LOA 23'6"
(7.16m); Beam 4'10" (1.47m); Draft 1'7" (0.47m); Weight approx 975 lbs
(442 kg) with batteries. Speed approx. 5.5 knots. Capacity for up to 6 people.
Dry Weight with batteries
planks per side round bilge
ply or stitch and tape
plywood requirements for hull
x 9mm sheets
cruising for up to 6
x A1 drawings + 6 x A4 instruction sheets
- STUDY PLAN £20/FULL PLANS
Plan Approx. 24 Euros/$27 USD; Full Plan Approx. 240 Euros/$270 USD)
FLOAT, SAIL & LEEBOARD PLANS COST
Below are photographs of
the Ranger floats used on a 15'8" Fisher Prospector by Steve Cullis.
can supply the plans for the Waterman 12 float, rudder and leeboard
details plus the plans for the Ranger canoe at a cost of £15 (UK/EU);
(P&P - UK £2; EU £4: US/Elsewhere £5)
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added to your order.
When ordering multiple items on-line we will always try to combine the
packing and charge the lowest P&P cost option.
Go to the Ordering
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FOR DETAILS OF THE
STITCH & TAPE
AND CEDAR STRIP PLANK
CONSTRUCTION METHODS SEE