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  1. Bill Mackey

    Bill Mackey LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I built a Chestnut Prospector a few years ago from the Canoecraft book. I have enough strips to build another canoe and am looking for plans for a 15' canoe that heels well, with a little bit of tumblehome and good handling. I know its out there somewhere and hope you can help me find the right plans.
     
  2. Scot T

    Scot T LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I assume you have already looked at the "Bob's" and the "Ranger" in the Canoecraft book and decided against either. The "Bob's Special" is a sweet little boat. I've paddled a wood/canvas one (but not the stripper) and loved it. You can get the original plan from these guys http://www.carryingplacecanoeworks.on.ca/html/strip.html
    or stick with the Canoecraft which is supposed to be a little easier to strip build.

    Another one that really catches my eye is the "Unity" from Alex Comb. http://www.stewartriver.com/unity.html
    He sells station drawings for most of his boats. I purchased the plans for his Chestnut Pal. I'm planning to build it wood canvas this winter (I cannot do the epoxy thing any more so have to build my boats another way). They're not the most detailed plans but all you really need to build a great boat is there. He's a super nice guy and has lots of good info to impart.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Canoeal

    Canoeal Canoe/kayak builder/resto

    Check out the specs for the 15" Mallard or the Goldeneye from Woodstrip Watercraft at <woodstrip.wcha.org>
    Al Bratton
     
  4. Jim Okkema

    Jim Okkema LOVES Wooden Canoes

    I'm currently building a "Jacks Special" from Carrying Place Canoe Works. I haven't got it off the molds yet so I don't know how it will perform, but I like the looks. This might be the elusive perfect canoe I've bee looking for for years.
    http://www.carryingplacecanoeworks.on.ca/html/strip.html
     

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