We offer three different models: The 13 footer is a 45 pound solo model, the 15 footer is also a solo (though she can carry two) that weighs 55 pounds, and our 17-foot double weighs only 65 pounds.
|This photo shows our 15 footer accompanied by a 13 footer with sheer increased for use in rough water...that was an experimental feature that proved to be unnecessary.|
|Specifically, these are double paddle canoes, with remarkable stability...Their motion is not at all what is experienced in a typical canvas-covered canoe. In these, the seat is positioned at waterline height, putting the paddler's weight at or below the center of bouyancy. For that reason, they aren't in the least tiddley, and are very easily driven. How easily? Two experienced rowers in a Matinicus Double Ender could not outdistance that young lady in her 13' canoe. And in these parts, they aren't allowed in the same race category as standard canoes.|
here's a look inside a glued lap 15 footer,
showing the clean run of the laps, the seat, and the backrest. It is also
a pretty good shot of the jointed 9' double paddle. This is one of
the canoes shown on our Lapstrake Canoes CD.
Whether traditionally built using cedar planking and steam bent ash ribs, or constructed using Okoume plywood and epoxy, these are the easiest to build of all lapstrake boats. Another nice feature is that you won't need specialized tools to build one...except possibly the lap clamps, but you can make those too, working from our plans. You should also be interested to know that the building plans include the full size hull sections. There is an optional sail plan, and professional building time ranges from about 55 to 80 hours.
for any one of the three Lapstrake Canoes......................US$35.00
Building Lapstrake Canoes and Lapstrake Canoes
13' Cedar planked Lapstrake Canoe
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