in history with Native American tradition, coal mining, and logging,
the city of Issaquah is nestled at the base of the Cascade mountains
near Seattle, WA.
Boy Scout troop local to Issaquah wanted a touring and wilderness
tripping canoe that could haul a lot of gear but still perform well
on the water. The design could not be too complex since the youths
of the Scout troop would be building the canoe with minimal adult
17.5 model is designed for tandem touring and wilderness tripping.
It can carry 2 adults and camping gear and still perform safely
on the water. The hull is constructed from 8 panels, 4 panels per
side. The top tumblehome panels allow for easy paddling and are
not difficult to assemble.
second, shorter and narrower version was requested in the same style.
The 14 model is designed for solo paddling or a very light tandem
with small crew (kids). It is constructed in the same manner as
the 17.5 model.