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OUR CANOE DESIGNS & PLANS

(last updated 22/03/20)

 

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.

 

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 MANUAL

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 + £5.00 p&p. in the UK. For other countries add the following airmail - Europe -  £8.00, USA  - £16 ($20 USD), Elsewhere - £12.

NOTE NEW FOR SELWAY FISHER DESIGN – ELECTRONIC FILES FOR PLANS

All Full Construction Plans and Study Plans are now available as electronic PDF files which can be sent to you as email attachments, for you to download.

If you want to receive PDF files rather than paper hard copies then mention this in the ‘additional notes’ section of the ordering process and make sure we have your email address – or send us a separate email (to paul@selway-fisher.com) with your requirements.

Most reasonably sized towns have a Copy Shop or Print Shop with an inkjet plan printer capable of taking PDF files and printing them out onto A1 or A0 paper. You can also print the files out at A4 size and zoom into the plan files within Adobe Acrobat reader. The advantage is of course, that you do not have to wait for the post - as soon as your order payment has been made, we can email you the plan files.


 

SEPARATE FLOAT, SAIL & LEEBOARD PLANS COST 

Below are photographs of the Ranger floats used on a 15'8" Fisher Prospector by Steve Cullis.

Note- we 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: USA £5; Elsewhere £5)

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PRINTED PLAN £15          

 

UK/EU/US/Elsewhere - FULL PDF PLAN £15          

(Approx. 18 Euros/$20 USD)


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