INDEX FOR THIS MONSTER EUREKA CANOE THREAD – MILESTONESEven more info at Peter Hyndman’s Eureka Pages Marking out the plywood and cutting Joining up the Prefabricated panels and starting stitching Filleting on the inside of the Eureka Canoethe tidy way Marking out the canoe bulkheads Getting ready to put the decks in place – I […]
Eureka Plywood Canoes are Light and very Pretty. They also paddle well. Standard build comes out around 45 to 50lbs. But weights of around 34lbs have been achieved with care. Stitch and glue method.
A whole bunch of strategies for lightweighting a plywood stitch and glue canoe. In this case a Storer Boat Plans Eureka Canoe. Standard build is around 44lbs. Ten lbs were saved to bring the weight down to 34 or 15k
This page compares the two plywood canoes in my range. Both have detailed plans and are simple to build.The page is to explain the differences and to help potential builders see if one of the boats suits their needs.Lots of links to pictures, build articles and even videos.The cla
We have moved much of our activity to the Facebook Groups. See the links in the Menu above. But there are so many great questions asked and discussed on the Oz Woodwork Forums..
Peter McKenzie and his sons from Queensland Sunshine Coast built a standard Eureka paddling canoe.Weight was the standard 44lbs. Peter’s email gives some nice tips.They are very happy campers.
The story of how a financial success didn’t quite come off as a result of a natural disaster
A video of the Quick Canoe in action.My Agent in Hungary who sells plans in both English and Hungarian has launched the first Quick Canoe in those parts. It is designed as a very simple and easy to build boat. It is not a perfect high performance boat, but the numbers have been worked out to give good performance despite the simple shape. It won’t be as good as the best fibreglass canoe, but it will be better than many average ones. And much cheaper and lighter.
I have just added another page to my site. A couple of keen canoists lightweighted my already light Eureka 155 Canoe. The end result was that this 15ft 6″ boat came in at 34lbs (15.5kg). Note the neat and very lightweight seat made of a washing line. It is important when drilling the holes to […]
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.
Jack is rather happy with his newly launched Eureka Canoe.He has built it as a woodworking project over the last couple of years as time became available from his busy architectural practice.Anyway … a bunch of nice photos and some of Jack’s writing.
Peter Hyndman has been boiling down the essence of the Eureka Canoe he has been building. So a great new website that runs through all the processes of building in a step by step way including pictures and description of each step. It also has a link to the videos from our recent picnic in […]
Since finding a UK Agent and doing some linguistic work on my website the spread of boats being built to my plans has become … rather large. The Excerpt is written by “Koala” in Slovenia (sorry Koala for my confusion about Slovenia/Slovakia) who is building a Eureka – the reason for the name? Maybe he […]
At the Duckflat Autumn Boating School Bob Bauze built himself a Eureka Canoe. We used a few methods a bit different from the plan to speed things up and make some fitting work a bit easier. We used fillets on the inside of the boat instead of glass tape. This method adds a bit more […]
Slideshow and pictures resources to show some of the methods for building the Eureka Stitch and Glue Plywood Canoe.
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.
How sailing and paddling canoe shapes differ.How traditional canoe designs work really well and a lot of modern ones don’t.Building a canoe – is ply or cedar strip better?How to build a lightweight canoe – selection of materials – ply vs strip plank and timber speciesBooks for canoebuilding.
Csaba is my agent in Hungary.He has translated several of my plans to Hungarian.This is some of his promotional material in Hungarian.