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OUR CANOE DESIGNS & PLANS

(last updated 03/02/14)

 

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.

NOTE - for UK and EU customers, from 04/01/11 the UK/EU prices include VAT at 20%.

 

 

NEW We have 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.


User 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 them.
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 join.
To help you in your choice of open canoe see our new page - Choosing an Open Canoe


CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO VISIT EACH SECTION OF OUR CANOE PLAN RANGE 

OR USE THE LINKS AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE

 

KAYAKS
(plywood & Cedar Strip)
OPEN PLYWOOD CANOES
UP TO 15' IN LENGTH
OPEN PLYWOOD CANOES
15' TO 17' IN LENGTH
OPEN PLYWOOD CANOES
OVER17' IN LENGTH
OPEN CEDAR
STRIPCANOES
MOTOR CANOES
DEDICATED SAILING CANOES


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 designs.


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.

 The 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.

 Please 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.

 Also 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 + 1.50 P&P  in the UK- (Europe Airmail is 3.00, Elsewhere Airmail is 4). US Dollar cost is $15 incl. Airmail.

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 SAILS. 

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.

For further details of the Plywood Canoe Construction Manual and what it covers click here.

Sterling cost 18 + 3.50 p&p. (UK), 18 + 6.00 Airmail (Europe), 18 + 8 Airmail (US/Elsewhere)/$42 incl. Airmail US.
 

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