Tom Hill designed this Charlotte lapstrake canoe, named FIDDLEHEAD by builder Bob MacEwen of Brunswick, ME. With a length of 11′6″ and beam of 2′4″, she weighs only 27 pounds. Working from February to June of 2011, Bob epoxied 4mm okoume plywood planking to her Douglas-fir keelson, stems, and gunwales. He plans to explore the waters of Maine with her. Find out more about the Charlotte design at Tom Hill’s website.
John Campbell of Belton, Texas built a Charlotte canoe from plans created by Tom Hill, then he made some modifications. John’s canoe now has an inboard motor borrowed from his weed trimmer. The trimmer drives a 5″×6″ 5-blade propeller and can be removed when John’s lawn gets shaggy. John also replaced the tiller with a yoke so he can steer more easily from amidships.
Ned Handy uses a 20-hp motor to push his Long Point Skiff, designed by Tom Hill of Burlington, Vermont, along the coastal waters of Massachusetts. Ned used okoume plywood, mahogany, and white pine to construct her, spending nearly 300 hours of his time on the build. Ned says the boat is easy to launch from his trailer, making it a convenient boat for fishing all around southeastern Massachusetts.