New plywood canoe plan builds in 4.5 hours.
Quick Canoe 155 plan info
Length – 4.7m (15ft 6ins)
Beam – 0.83m (33ins)
Hull Weight – 23kg (45lbs)
Draft – 0.100m, (4″)
Three sheets of 6mm (1/4″) Plywood.
The plywood “disposable” canoe has been renamed the more salubrious “Quick Canoe”. I quite liked the name of “Disposable Canoe” but I agreed with the critique that it hinted at something that was poor quality rather than simple and Easy. It could have been the EasyCanoe, but that name was already taken.
It fills a gap that our classic Eureka plywood Canoe doesn’t cover. The Eureka is a pretty canoe that is easy to build and paddles very nicely. It builds quickly over a couple of weeks if you can work full time, but with the Quick Canoe we were thinking of something possible to whack together in a weekend.
The Quick Canoe series has been designed to be as easy to build as possible while keeping some of the qualities of a good paddling canoe – in particular the ability to track. It is not designed to be the BEST canoe, but the SIMPLEST plywood canoe that was FASTEST to build without being too bad on the water rather than going the best paddling canoe we could do as represented by the Eureka.
QUICK CANOE 155 – A simple plywood canoe – Plans $30 or Rands 248 if your in South Africa and sent to you as a PDF file,we have them here now,a CNC cut kit set on the three sheets of plys is also possible.
All pictures are from the Mike Storer web site @ http://www.storerboatplans.com/wp/storerboats-old/news/woodworker-puts-plywood-canoe-together-in-4-hours/
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