|Right is a shortened example by Anders Eliasson
|| Left is an example by Derek Blanshard.
This is the Selway Fisher version
of an old favourite - the Prospector type open canoe. The
original Prospectors were originally designed in Canada and
known as the "workhorse of the North". They had
to have a good carrying capacity for all of the Prospector's
gear and they had to work well through white water and wilderness.
The bow and stern are relatively full and she has good freeboard
amidships to keep her crew dry.
The well rockered keel line
makes her highly maneuverable and the tumblehome in her topsides
makes her both stable and easy to paddle. She is constructed
using simple stitch and tape techniques and she has 5 planks
per side giving her a well rounded and graceful appearance.
Above is an example using floats from our Ranger plans by Steve Cullis.
Right and below - a beautiful example by Janet Reynolds and Pete Fairbairn.
Below is an example by Paul Maddison.
Below is Steve Cullis' Prospector with floats (from our Ranger canoe) and fitted with a tent - to see more pictures and a video of Steve's Prospector with floats, sail and cuddy.
Right and below are examples by Mark Aplin who runs canoe building courses based on the Fisher Prospector and other courses including Coracle building, paddle making and sea kayak building.
|Go to www.overwaterboats.co.uk for further details of the courses and the other services that Mark offers which include canoe, kayak and small boat building, repair and refurbishment. Overwater Boats will run building courses based on some of our other designs too.
Below, a nice example by David Kwant in New Zealand.
Steve Morrisey's Prospector.
Another example by Nicola Paggiaro.
with 5 planks per side and tumblehome
and tape - moulds also given for clinker ply
sheets of 4,5 or 6mm
purpose - high capacity - 2 adults plus 2 children - often used
with gunter mainsail and jib
x A1 drawings + 9 A4 instruction sheets