Wishing for a Rob Roy style canoe

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Wishing for a Rob Roy style canoe

Post by topher » Sun Aug 29, 2004 5:24 pm

'lo there!

As I am wishing I would like to wish to see a plan for a "traditional" Rob Roy style of canoe in the twelve to fourteen foot range with an optional sail mount included in the drawings.

My two cents, you can keep the change.

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Post by jem » Sun Aug 29, 2004 6:28 pm

Oh I think you'll see something in a month or 2. :wink:

Friend of mine is prototyping a sailing canoe for me.
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Post by Kayak Jack » Wed Sep 08, 2004 8:20 pm

Topher,

I tend to agree with you. The more I paddle and tour and camp in a boat, the more I like the decked canoe as a very useful hybrid between canoe & kayak. Matt designed the Zephyrus for my Son, who is now building it. It could be thought of as a stretch version of a Rob Roy.

This basic design, I think, has merit in a variety of lengths to better fit it to various paddling areas. I like the original because, for the Great Lakes area of the Canadian Shield country, this is a good compromise that will carry a lot of gear for extended touring, paddle or sail, camp from or camp in, fish or hunt from, join another boat in tandem as a large catamaran, wander waters from streams up to and including Lake Superior.

THAT'S a lot of boat! A decked canoe offers a lot of options.
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Post by jem » Wed Sep 08, 2004 9:33 pm

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Got a progress picture today of the decked sailing canoe that came from a custom design request.

This one will be for "Gentlemen Sailors"...no leaning outside the cockpit. Also meant for a camper because the cockpit is long enough, although partially covered, to sleep in. Full bulkheads on each end of the cokpit for dry storage and reserve bouyancy.

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Post by topher » Wed Sep 08, 2004 11:30 pm

clean work bench, lol, you should see my garage right now. Keep us updated on the design, it looks interesting.

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Post by jem » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:21 pm

More pics.

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Post by Kayak Jack » Thu Sep 09, 2004 4:51 pm

Matt,

That hull is deep and wide. Sasquatch?
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Post by jem » Thu Sep 09, 2004 5:45 pm

Survey says: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (picture the big red X from Family Fued) :D

This one isn't on the site yet. It's a custom design for Jose Joven (aka Hoz). He told me what he wanted, I put it together the design for him.

Some specs:

Max Beam: 35"
Length: 15'4
10 panels for the hull. Semi-rounded bottom like the Zeph.
Hull-Keeled like the Swamp Girl
Asymetrical

Once Hoz is further along, I'll list the plans for sale. We found a couple of hic ups in the drawings and instructions so I want to be sure there's no more bugs before I cut the lose. We did this one kinda on the fly so I need to tap the brakes and make sure we have a quality product.

Can't have my builders making scrap! :wink:

Now only if I could get Swampy building his boat, I'd have a few nice new designs.
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Post by topher » Fri Sep 10, 2004 11:18 pm

ooooo! Pretty hull (never imagined himself ever saying that in his life). But where's the stem? :twisted: It is very nice though, keep us posted and all that jazz!

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Post by jem » Sun Sep 12, 2004 5:00 pm

Hoz is working at warp speed!

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