White Guide. 17’ x 36” x 10” (5..2m x 90cm x 27cm) 29kg
Traditional design of open canoe with moderate tumblehome and just a little rocker.
This is the ideal touring boat; she tracks well, can handle waves, will turn neatly
with a little lean. Would not be my choice for white water but in any case you would
be better with plastic for that.
Suitable for two paddlers, personally I am happy padding her solo in any but very
windy conditions. Could be fitted with a third but as with all Canadians will paddle
better with two. Enough capacity for a moderate camping trip.
I have 20 years experience building open canoes and this design has always been
my first choice for paddling performance and elegance. She will easily out perform
many of the standard plastic designs that are on the market for double the price.
Prospector 16’ x 35” x 13” (5m x 89cm x 35cm) 29kg
Probably the most popular of all canoe designs, has a moderately rockered and deeper
hull than the White Guide and so is more manoeuvrable and a similar carrying capacity
on a shorter hull.
Hawk - solo canoe. 14’ x 34” x 12”. (4.2m x 89cm x 30cm) 20kg
Good sized solo canoe with enough capacity for day tripping or overnight camping.
Fibreglass with woven cloth (not chopped strand mat) and polyester resin. Heavier
glass and reinforcing ribs on the bottom. Am usually vacuum bagging to keep the weight
down but have been trying different methods. Can be made with built in buoyancy tanks
at each end or left open. Central carrying yoke and carrying handles at each end,
webbing seats, varnished wooden gunwales, stainless steel fastenings.
Custom built as required; colour, fit out,...
All three models are car topable (best with roof bars and a tie down for bow and
stern) and can be handled by one adult.