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DESIGNS & PLANS
(last updated 25/05/16)
|All our canoe designs are commissions from clients with specific requirements in mind - you
should be able to find one in our catalogue which closely meets your
requirements - but if not, our YachtCAD system is able to quickly make
modifications (change style, dimensions, number of planks etc, etc).
|Most of our canoes are built
using the stitch and tape (tack and tape) method and some by the Cedar strip
plank method - see the navigation links at the top left hand of this page for more details and
examples of these methods of construction.
launched a new site dedicated to canoes and kayaks -
go to www.makeacanoe.com where you
will find the full range of SFDesign canoes and kayaks plus many more
builder's photos of our canoes and sections specifically on strip planked
and stitch and tape canoe
construction - you can order canoe and kayak plans from this
site or the makeacanoe site but you
will find a lot more info about our canoes on the new site including a
very useful FAQ's page on canoe building (costs, building times etc) and a
page on canoe "bits and pieces" - ie. rudders, seats,
leeboards, rigs etc.
Group/Forum for Selway Fisher Canoe Builders & Users
This is a new Group
started 04/09/06 for those building our canoe designs - this will be a
group/forum to exchange ideas on construction and to share photos of the
canoes you are building and the treks that you have undertaken with
The Canoe User Group/Forum is at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SFDesigncanoebuilders
- when you link to it, press the "Join" link if you want to
CLICK ON THE
LINKS BELOW TO VISIT EACH SECTION OF OUR CANOE PLAN RANGE
All our canoes
have been built by Scout groups, training courses, schools etc and we run a full
back-up service during construction.
Also note that Chippendale
Boats Ltd of N.Ireland produce finished canoes and kits for some of our canoe
CATALOGUE AND MANUAL
The full canoe catalogue is now
on CD in PDF format - this version of the catalogue is packed with colour
photographs of our canoe designs (more than on our web pages). The catalogue
also has a guide to choosing an open canoe and useful FAQ's pages.
CD also contains a copy of our On-Line Manual which uses 65 colour photographs
showing one of our Hazelnut open canoes being built in detail, a copy of a past
article on building the Christine Open Trekking Canoe plus an easily printable
order form and contact details.
note that this CD is sent free with each canoe plan and does not need to be
ordered separately if ordering a canoe plan from this web site.
see our Plywood Canoe Manual (below) which goes into the methods shown in the
photographs of the On-Line Manual included on the CD in more detail - it also
contains details of sail rigs, outboard brackets, floats, sponsons, backed seats
and rowing rigs etc.
Sterling cost £5 + £2.00 P&P in
the UK- (Europe Airmail is £4.00, Elsewhere Airmail is £5). US Dollar cost is
||Ply/Epoxy and stitch and tape construction is
fun because, with little financial outlay, you can be on the water very quickly
in a boat that you have created yourself over a period of only 25 hours or so,
using basic domestic facilities. Apart from detailing these construction
methods, the manual also includes chapters on Basic Tool Requirements, Jointing
Methods for Chines and Long Planks, Low Cost Materials and Paddle Design and
Construction. Also included is a chapter on CONVERTING YOUR OWN CANOE TO SAIL
with details of RUDDER and LEEBOARD requirements and HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SIMPLE
This new version of the
manual now includes details of canoe 'bits and pieces' - canoe trolleys,
outboard brackets and wells, making a canoe in 2 halves, a sculling rig,
floats and sponsons and various different rudders.
details of the Plywood Canoe Construction Manual and what it covers click here.
cost £18 + £4.00 p&p. (UK), £18 + £6.00 Airmail (Europe), £18 +
£9 Airmail (US/Elsewhere)/$44 incl. Airmail US.
FLOAT, SAIL & LEEBOARD PLANS COST
Below are photographs of
the Ranger floats used on a 15'8" Fisher Prospector by Steve Cullis.
can supply the plans for the Waterman 12 float, rudder and leeboard
details together with the plans for the Ranger canoe at a cost of £15 (UK/EU);
(P&P - UK £2; EU £4: US/Elsewhere £5)
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