Friday 17 May 2013

The Quick Canoe 155, a throw away boat?

Thats one idea but I suspect you will fall in love with it and keep it forever!

Picture and text from the designers web site. We have the plans ready for you now, just pay to our Pay Pal
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QUICK CANOE 155 – A simple plywood canoe – Plans $30


The plywood “disposable” canoe (see here) 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.
The photo below shows two a group of us built in France immediately before paddling and camping our way down the Loire River for a week.
The fastest building and best paddling super simple canoe?
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.