A nice little reverie from Clinton who built a Quick Canoe this year.After a hectic day in the city he paddled out into the middle of the lake to watch the eclipse in his $300 canoe.
A new plan specifically for an electric trolling motor. 5 to 6mph from a 34lb thrust Minn Kota.This is a purpose designed low power boat for daytrips and fishing. The plans are $30 and many will be able to build the boat for less than $200.
An economics graph on a wooden boat plan website?I am talking about getting out on the water in hard economic times – wooden boats can be very cheap and very, very good.Do a Huck Finn and drift down the Mississippi in a light and simple plywood canoe or sailboat. Adventuring is cheap!
The plywood “disposable” canoe (see here) has been renamed the more salubrious “Quick Canoe”. I quite liked the name of “Disposable Canoe” but I agreed with the critique that it hinted at something that was poor quality rather than simple and Easy.It has been designed to be as easy to build as possible while keeping some of the qualities of a good paddling canoe – in particular the ability to track.
I don’t have a car so how can I go canoe touring? Its something I fell in love with in the USA on Lake Powell.This is an idea for a simple, cheap, almost throwaway (or give away) canoe. I can get the materials shipped to somewhere on a river, build the boat over a couple of days then go for a paddle.At the end I can give the boat away or store it for the next part of the trip.