Above & below, an example by James Berwick.
This canoe has been designed
for a client who wanted a canoe which would take a crew of
8 or so adolescents. She is designed to be built and transported
in two halves (although she can be built in one piece) and
bolted together at the waters edge. Construction is based
upon the simple stitch and tape method using pre-shaped hull
panels. Buoyancy may be built-in under the seats or these
areas may be used for stowage. She may use a similar sail
plan to that shown for the 20’ Sea Jay and she can be
fitted with outriggers.
Large canoes of this type
were used for transporting freight in North America and we
have retained the same type of hull section which has tumblehome
to produce a wide waterline beam. She has 4 planks per side
with a shallow ‘V’ to the bottom. Her length is
20’ (6.1m); beam is 53’’ (1.34m) and midships
depth is 21’’ (.53m). She uses approximately 8
sheets of 6mm Exterior or Marine plywood and weight will be
approximately 180 lbs.
See Wilfried G. Stuckmann's
web site for a Freight 20' under construction.
with 4 planks per side
sheets of 6mm
carrying - up to 5 or 6 crew
x A1 drawings + 7 A4 instruction sheets