A 50/50 canoe is a boat which has been designed and built with the intention that it should be as easily and efficiently powered by sail as it is by paddle (in this case a double paddle). This means that the rig needs to be both efficient and easy to erect and stow—she can use any of the rigs we have for our canoes but the one detailed on the plans is of a batwing type with spars which can be hinged to lie along the mast so that it can be stowed inboard when not in use. The cockpit is wider than normal for a single crew member so that the crew can sit on the canoe bottom out to one side when sailing. Construction is simple stitch and tape using 4mm plywood. There are stowage/WT compartments fore and aft.
|The example right and below has been beautifully built and fitted out by Mark Waters.
LOA 15' (4.58m); Beam 35" (0.9m); Sail Area 52 sq.ft. (4.89 sq.m); Approx weight of hull/deck 45lbs (20kg).
This design has been drawn up for Bill Serjeant (who has made the example above) and you will be able to see her progress under the 50/50 Sailing Canoe Page on his web site at http://www.smallsailboats.co.uk
with 4 planks per side
sheets of 4mm
purpose single sailing
x A1 drawings + 5 A4 instruction sheets