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Kymi River Solo 16

4.80 m Plywood stitch & glue solo canoe.

Nymph Bow

Lightweight strip-planked solo double-paddle canoe

Eureka 155 15'6" Canoe photo

The Eureka is a pretty, simple to build plywood canoe built in stitch and glue, (44lbs down to 34) and paddles nicely. Very comprehensive plans - a boatbuilding course in a book.

Sasquatch 14-30a

A stitch and glue touring canoe design 14' x 30" [4.3 m x .76 m]

Kymi River 16 drawings

4.80 m Plywood stitch & glue touring canoe. Only two plywood sheets are needed!

Custom Designs

I design one off stitch and glue open canoe and sea kayak designs based on your desired criteria.

16' 0" Canadien lines

A narrow beam and shallow arch hull make the Canadien ideal for general-purpose paddling and light tripping.

Huron Cruiser

The Huron Cruiser has good carrying capacity while retaining a light draft, and is an easy paddling craft that can be handled well in rough or swift waters.

Peterborough Champlain

The Champlain is a good traditional style general purpose recreational canoe.

16' Prospector

The 16' Prospector features a flattened, shallow arch hull with its fullness carried into the bow and stern, good depth amidships to maintain freeboard and deepened ends to keep paddlers and gear dry.

16' Lorna

The Lorna has a slim sweet hull for experienced paddlers.

Nomad 17

The Nomad is long, sleek, easy to plank and easier to paddle.


For those beautiful days out for lunch on the river or an evening on the lake by yourself, this is the boat.

Freedom 17

Modern and efficient, the Freedom 17 is a fast responsive tripping canoe that's also easy to build.


This Bear Mountain design is an efficient wilderness canoe that has proven exceptionally seaworthy.

Freedom 17'9" photo 1

The Freedom series has gained back the turning ability found in traditional canoe shapes, without sacrificing the speed of the modern hull

C1 marathon racing 18-6

A specialized canoe for the racing enthusiast, This racing C1 is designed to the marathon racing rules and hence the unusual shape.

Chaa Creek Expedition

The Chaa Creek Expedition serves well for long distance tripping with heavy loads.

13' 9" Rice Lake Skiff lines

The Rice Lake Skiff is sure to be a very useful boat at the cottage for fishing, rowing or just knocking about.

Bob's Special

An extremely light weight canoe of good carrying capacity, it is very steady and easy to portage through the brush.


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