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15' 0" Hiawatha

This traditional looking Bear Mountain design has a sheer-line and bow profile reminiscent of the early “Canadian” style canoe. Below the waterline, the hull is a more up-to-date shape for paddling efficiency. The hull is a shallow arch with a moderately flat keel-line that flows into a shallow vee to become a fine deep vee at the bow for directional stability, speed and maneuverability. The vee is carried as far back as possible, acting as a keel, it contributes to directional stability without sacrificing maneuverability.

The Hiawatha is a general purpose recreational canoe of light displacement, designed in the tradition of contemporary American cruisers, achieving its optimum waterline shape when paddled level, rather than heeled over. A good solo canoe, it is also very fast and responsive with a double blade paddle.

Design Specs

Designer: 
Ted Moores
Year of Design: 
1986
LOA: 
15'
Beam: 
33.5"
Draft: 
4.25"
Displacement: 
320 lbs
Materials: 
Wood
Fiberglass
Skill Level to Build: 
novice
Available as: 
Complete Plans
Cost: 
85.00
Contact Information: 

P.O. Box 191
Peterborough ONTARIO K9J 6Y3
Phone: 705-740-0470