Wood canoe builders-I need advice

Good advice here…
What Whalen said.

On top of that, you need a bigger boat.

you must be an instructor
for the American Condescension Association.

There are as many ways to paddle a tandem solo as there are combinations of canoe and paddler characteristics. Any “advanced” paddler has lots of tools in the toolbox and never throws one out because it looks goofy.

Solo choice
There is no perfect canoe for everyone.

  1. Go to a dealer or paddling group that will let you paddle various models.
  2. Find the one that you like the most.
  3. Come back here and ask for suggestions on boat models/plans that are similar to it.
  4. If possible, repeat step 1 with the new suggestions.
  5. Buy or build the one you like best…