Building Wood Canoes?

Now that I have a big back yard, I think I want to do some reseach on building wooden canoes. I would want a very light one.

he has some nice designs,my favorite is wakanabe

2nd the recommendation on JEM.
then there is Pygmy:

If you have a big poplar or spruce,
drop it and do a dugout.

Cedar Strip boat?
They can be quite light.

Strip plank
For a little more work you can get a nicer shape with strip plank construction and to really keep the weight down try to get paulownia instead of the usual western red cedar. For light weight taken to extremes look at this one

For inspiration see

and for detailed information the forums at and and


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