Beaver Canoe Building Plans
Here is my attempt at a Canadian Canoe of approximately perfect form and proportion. The sheer is fairly strong, but the ends not so high as to create excessive windage. The mid-section is a compromise between round-and-fast and flat-and-stable. The rocker in the keel is moderate for a reasonable balance of manoeuvrability and tracking: however the building frame may be modified so as to alter the rocker.
Construction is conventional strip-plank. Planking stock will be cut about 3/4″ x 1/4″.
16′ 0″ – 4.90m
33″ – 0.84m
Time to build (estimate)