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    Default Frieghter Canoe plans (wood/canvas)

    Hi Folks,

    I have exhausted all my resources and search buttons to no avail. I am looking for plans to build a canvas and wood strip/rib 20'-22' freighter canoe. I do not want molded or fiberglass.

    If anyone knows where I can get my hands on a set I would be plum tickled.

    Thanks in advance

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    http://sandypointboatworks.com/boatstore/canoe-plans

    I thought the mikmaq would be pretty cool to build, just google around, I was thinking the same thing last fall and found 4 or 5 sites with plans but I don't have enough canoe experience to figure out which shape is better and why. I'm sure there are a few guys on here that could shed more light on that


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    I am looking for a true Hudson/James Bay freighter canoe not just a canoe with a square stern. Like the Canots Nor-west canoes. here is the specs on their 22' "Labrador".

    Length: 22 feet
    Beam: 62 inches
    Depth: 24 inches
    Weight: 545 pounds
    Capacity: 4500 pounds
    Recommended motor: Recommended motor: 30 to 50HP
    Flat wide

    A work horse.

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    Well good luck, sorry I couldn't be more help. Looking at those specs the Hudson Bay wouldn't be a "true freighter" seeing as how it has the same weight capacity as the plans I linked to, and the James bay falls short of the specs you seem to want as well. Why not find plans for a smaller canoe and adjust the size to fit your needs?


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    I found a guy who has designed one and he sent me a study plan and it seems like it will work but I have to provide the constructions details which is not a problem. I will post em up when I get a bit of time, which should lead to a build thread to whomever is interested.

    Dog_River

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    The Chestnut 'Daddy' had those dimensions....

    http://canoemuseum.files.wordpress.c...ter-canoes.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dog_River View Post
    I found a guy who has designed one and he sent me a study plan and it seems like it will work but I have to provide the constructions details which is not a problem. I will post em up when I get a bit of time, which should lead to a build thread to whomever is interested.

    Dog_River
    I would definitely be interested in both the plans and build, when the time comes



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    Not sure if the photo shows. Still figuring out how to do attachments here. But the picture is of a canoe built by a local craftsman in Wasilla. The cool thing that I did not take a photo of is that on the other side of this shop is a mold to make a bunch more of these. This is his second canoe off this mold. It's 20 feet long, about 48 inches wide, with pretty wide transom.

    This is a beautiful canoe.
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