Seeking plans for a 16' modified Prospector from Franklin Cedar Canoes

Gary Peterson

Curious about Wooden Canoes
Twenty years ago, I bought full-size plans for a cedarstrip from Franklin Cedar Canoes. The model was described by the builder, who drew the plans, as his 16' Modified Prospector. Starting from the original Chestnut Prospector, he had flattened out the bottom a little for more stability with no cargo, reduced the extreme rocker to only 1-1/2", reduced the midship depth 13", and changed the sheer line a little.

I liked the lines so ordered the plans and cut out the sectional forms. A small crew used the forms to n