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Easy to Build Wood Stripper Canoes, Rowing Skiffs & Tenders
 
Wood Stripper Canoe Kit | Cosine Wherry Kit | Blue Water Yacht Kit | Plans

 
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C1: Building the Wood Stripper Canoe Kit Back to Top

  • Books, Plans and Videos - How to Do It

    • Canoecraft (C2) by Ted Moores and Merilyn Mohr, an illustrated, easy-to-follow manual for building seven canoe models.

    • The Stripper's Guide to Canoe Building (C3) by David Hazen includes full sized plans for the Micmac and six others, and a recreational two seater kayak.
    • Full Size "Bear Mountain" Canoe Plans:
      • 17 ½' Redbird (beam 33", wt 55 lbs) (C4).
      • 16' Peterborough (beam 32" wt 48lbs) (C5).
      • 16' Prospector (beam 35", wt 59 lbs) (C6).
      • 15' Hiawatha (beam 33", wt 50 lbs) (C7).
    • The Bear Mountain 4 hour Video (C8) by Ted Moores reveals the tricks used by the Author. Two VHS tapes cover plans, constructing molds, fibreglassing, trim work and varnishing.

  • Building your Hull

    • Western Red Cedar Canoe Strips Planking forms the body of your canoe, it must be the best! We hand pick every piece so you don't have to bother about butt joints nor knots. We even include extras, just in case. Colours vary, so you can design the pattern you want including any accent strips along the waterline or shear. Precision milled planking is bead and cove 3/4" x model length. (Please specify your model choice):
      Peterborough and Hiawatha (C9), Redbird and Prospector (C10) or Micmac (C11).

    • Marine Resin Glue & Syringe: Stainless, rot-proof, waterproof glue for glueing up your planking:
      Peterborough and Hiawatha (C12), or Redbird, Prospector and Micmac (C13).
    • Microfibres (C14)
    • Bow & Stern Stems (C15): pre-cut Inner & Outer ash Laminates.

  • Fibreglassing with West System™

    West System™ Epoxy with 207 Special UV Hardener: Peterborough and Hiawatha (C16), Redbird, Prospector and Micmac (C17), Epoxy Spreaders (C18), West System Measured Pumps (C19), and Hiawatha (C20), Redbird, Prospector and Micmac (C21)

  • Installing Trim and Accessories

    • Wales (Inner & Outer) clear ash, 3/4"square x 18' (If your plans require longer lengths, the appropriate length will be packed) (C22).

    • Keel straight grain clear ash (C23), (recommended for Peterborough).
    • Decks (C25), Thwart (C26), Yoke (C27).
      Optional Seats with doweled ash frame:
      Fine open "real" cane (C28), Babiche catgut webbing (C29), Durable Twine (C30).

The following do not include seat frames:
Cane Kit A weave your own, comes complete with cane and manual (C31), Cane Kit B pre-woven with splines (C32), Twine Kit with 100' twine (C33).

  • Finishing your "Perfect Canoe"

    Epifanes high-gloss Spar Varnish (C35), Foam Varnish Brushes (C36).

  • Adding Hardware

    • Ring bolt, heavy duty thru deck (C37).

    • Optional Bow Eye thru deck mounting (C38), Half-oval stem bands, 2 pcs (C39), (Optional full keel brass band) (C40), Optional Name plate (up to 25 letters) (C41).
    • Fasteners for Trim
      Thwart (C42), Yoke (C43), Seats (C44), Stem bands (C45), Decks (C46), Wales(inner&outer) (C47).

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C2: Building the 14' Cosine Wherry Kit Back to Top

The Cosine wherry is a beautiful light rowing boat weighing less than a hundred pounds and is well suited for leisurely excursions. The Cosine Wherry is also suitable for a small motor.

  • Books & Plans to Build the Cosine Wherry:

    • Rip, Strip and Row by J.D. Brown, an easy to understand guide to building the Cosine Wherry with full scale plans requiring no lofting or offsets, the instructions carry you quickly along. (C50).

    • Canoecraft by Ted Moores and Merilyn Mohr, an illustrated, easy-to-follow manual for building with wood strips. Although written for building canoes, it is highly recommended for its detail and helpful hints on using West System™ Epoxy and finishing techniques. (C51).

  • Building the Hull

    • Western Red Cedar Planking is hand picked so you don't have to bother about butt joints nor knots. We even include extras, just in case. colours vary, so you can design the pattern you want including any accent strips. (C52).

    • Glue, Syringe and Microfibers (C53).
    • Pre-Cut Stem and Transom Plate (C54).

  • Fibreglassing the hull with West System™

    West System™ Epoxy with Special #207 UV filter Coating Hardener 2 ½ gal. (C55), Epoxy Spreaders 2 pieces (C56), West System Measured Pumps (C57), Fibreglass Cloth (6oz. x 60") (C58).

  • Installing Trim

    Outwales & Inwales
    Clear one piece ash (C59), Keel clear ash (C60), Trim package including Decking, skeg, transom knee and rails (C61).

  • Finishing Your Cosine Wherry

    Epifanes high-gloss varnish (C63), Foam varnish brushes (C64), Optional Easy-epoxy enamel bottom paint Oyster white, Jade green, Black gloss (C65).

  • Adding Hardware

    • Heavy duty ring bolt (C66), Half-oval stem bandx 6' (C67), (Optional lengths available) Optional Brass Name plate (up to 25 letters) (C68), Optional Bronze Oar Sockets and Oarlocks (C69), Optional Spoon Oars 8', 8 ½' (C70), 9', 9 ½' (C71). Optional Oar Collar Kit, leathers & fasteners (C72), Optional Acrylic cover (C73).

    • Fasteners for trim and hardware
      The fastener package for seats, stemband, inwales, decks, outwales and keel (C74).

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C3: Building the 8', 9 ½' and 10' Blue Water Yacht Tender Kits Back to Top

We believe our Blue Water Yacht Tenders are the best looking and sea keeping tenders around. Hull design includes a traditional look with strong and extremely durable construction. Light weight, approximately 65 lbs, the Tenders are easily car topped, safely towed safely and easily lifted on to a deck. A small motor may also be added.

  • Books and Plans to Build the Tender

    • Rip, Strip and Row by J.D. Brown, an easy to understand guide to building the Yacht Tender includes instructions, illustrations, drawings and photographs (C76).

    • Full-sized Plans include 2 pages of drawings and notes and a 35 page manual (C77), Full-sized Sail Plan (C78), Precision Cut Moulds (C79).

  • Building the Hull

    • Western Red Cedar Planking is hand picked so you don't have to bother about butt joints nor knots. We even include extras, just in case. Colours vary, so you can design the pattern you want including any accent strips (C80).

    • Glue & Syringe (C81), Microfibers (C82), Pre-Cut Stem & Transom (C83).

  • Fibreglassing the hull with West System™

    West System™ Epoxy with Special #207 UV filter Coating Hardener (C84), Spreader (C85), West System Measured Pumps (C86), Fibreglass Cloth (6oz.60") (C87).

  • Installing Trim

    Outer/Inner wales ash, square x 16'+ 4pcs (C88), Keel clear ash (C89), Trim Package including Decking / Skeg / Transom Knee / Seats and rails (C90).

  • Finishing your Yacht Tender

    Epifanes super high-gloss spar varnish (C92), Foam varnish brushes (C93), Optional Epifanes easy-epoxy enamel bottom paint Oyster white, green, Black gloss (C94).

  • Adding Hardware

    • Ring bolt for deck (95), Half-oval stem band ½" x 5' (C96), Optional Name plate (up to 25 letters) (C97), Optional Bronze Oar Sockets & Oarlocks (C98), Optional Sitka Spoon Oars 7', 7 ½' (C99), Optional Oar Collar Kits with leathers & fasteners (C100), Optional Acrylic Boat Cover (C101), Optional Lug Rig Sail Kit, includes Sail Plan plus 15 board feet of sitka (4 spars), milled to shape, a 43" dacron sail, marine ply centre board trunk, rudder, daggerboard, bronze sheave & block, 40' of ¼" yacht braid, pintles and gudgeons (C102).

    • Fasteners for Trim and Hardware
      Complete Fastener Package (103)

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D. Plans for Building Canoes, Hydroplanes, Tenders, Skiffs, Electric Boats and Kayaks Back to Top

  • D1: Wood Stripper Canoes

    All of the following canoes are illustrated in the book Canoecraft by Ted Moores. These Full Size "Bear Mountain" Canoe Plans include molds, setting up and detailed instructions to getting started:

    • 17 ½' Redbird (beam 33", wt 55 lbs) (D1).
    • 16' Champlain (beam 33", wt 55 lbs) (D2).
    • 16' Peterborough (beam 32", wt 48 lbs) (D3).
    • 16' Prospector (beam 35", wt 59 lbs) (D4).
    • 15' Hiawatha (beam 33", wt 50 lbs) (D5).
    • 13' Rob Roy (beam 33", wt 50 lbs) (D6).

  • D2: Rowing and Sailing Tenders

    • The 9 1/2' Blue Water Sailing Yacht Tender
      A yacht tender designed for easy assembly using woodstrip construction. As a light weight tender (65lbs) it's easy to draw behind cruisers and yachts, yet can be lifted readily. Beam is 42", depth 18", 3 hp. rating. Rowing version has two sheets of full sized drawings and the sailing version has four sheets. Rowing model (D2a), Sailing model (D2b).

    • The 8' Blue Water Sailing Yacht Tender This beautiful and durable round bottomed eight footer is designed for easy wood strip and epoxy construction. Beam is 42", depth 15", 4 hp. Finished weight is about 75 lbs. Three full sheets inc. sail plan.(D2d).
    • The 7' 7" and 9' 6" Nutshell Prams
      These proven easily built vee-bottom rowing and sailing prams are ideal for car topping, teaching children boat handling. A small 2 h.p. outboard can be added. Using glued lapped plywood, they can be finished in about 2-4 weeks. A popular yacht tender and a terrific building project for your kids. Plans include full-sized patterns, scale drawings, construction details, sail plan. (D2f)

  • D3: Rowing Skiffs

    The 14' Cosine Wherry
    Fast, light weight and easily built. While elegant with its wine glass-shaped stern, rowing is high performance. Can also take a small motor or be fitted with sails. Length 14', Depth 17", Beam 52", Weight 100 lbs. Full sized plans & book.

  • D4: Electric Boats

    For details about our Electric Launches and Electric motors and parts including plans, see Section A3 Electric Launches - The Quiet Alternative. For information and Plans for Electric boats, please call us for details.

  • D5: Kayaks

    • 18'4" Panache, West Greenland
      Ideal for the expert kayaker, this sea kayak is built in the tradition of the West Greenland Boats.It's narrow and rounded hull reduces wetted surfaces increasing speed. The deep Vee sections fore and aft and the deep foot of the stem sallow it to track exceptionally well in strong winds. Constructed in clear grade Western Red Cedar, the Panache is not only a beauty to behold but it is a joy to paddle. (D5a)

    • 16'6" Georgian Bay
      Shallow arch hull produces high initial stability and manuverability. Easily built, this kayak is ideal for navigating marshes and everglades while fishing or nature watching. It rides easily in the hands of a novice and yet is still the choice of many expert kayakers. (D5b).
    • 17" Sea Kayak Endeavour
      This Steve Killing design is ideal for the novice paddler. Best suited for summer holiday excursions or day trips. The cedar strip bead and cove Sea Endeavour is quick and tracks well and comes complete with a 32 page instruction booklet. (D5c)

  • D6: Hydroplanes

    • The Bobcat 8 Mini-Hydro SR1 (weight 85lbs., LOA 8’5”, Beam 56”)
      Any outboard motor from 5 - 15 hp can be used wit an estimated speed of 25 mhp with a 5 hp and 30-40 mhp with the 15 hp. An inexpensive but a fast rugged little hydrplane. This is a good first boat as a family project. Can be assembled in a weekend, only a few simple tools needed. Plans with full size patterns (D6a). Complete kits available.

    • Racing Hydro 9 Class B CN-132 (weight 90 lbs. length 9’ beam 62”)
      Pleanty of thrills await the owner of the one-seater hydro. A variety of motors may be used with this hull with a power rating up to 20hp and speeds of 50-55 mhp. Plans with ful sized patterns (D6b).

  • D7: More Designs

    We have numerous additional plans available, please ask if you do not see what you want.

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