Canoe weight.

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bobbo
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Canoe weight.

Post by bobbo » Mon Jan 02, 2012 3:25 am

This may seem a foolish question..like .."How long is a piece of string?" But..I'm only after a rough estimate.
In a about a 12 foot open canoe made of , say 4mm sides and 6mm bottom; what would be considered a light craft?

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Re: Canoe weight.

Post by john the pom » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:48 am

About 150 watt :idea:

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Re: Canoe weight.

Post by jem » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:46 am

bobbo wrote:This may seem a foolish question..like .."How long is a piece of string?" But..I'm only after a rough estimate.
In a about a 12 foot open canoe made of , say 4mm sides and 6mm bottom; what would be considered a light craft?
yikes... there's a bunch of other stuff that would need to be answered in that somewhat accurately. A very big ballpark guesstimate would be 35-40 lbs if it was in the 30" wide range. You could go 5 pounds on either side of that depending on the actual design and construction.

The Eno about that size.

http://www.jemwatercraft.com/proddetail.php?prod=Eno
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Re: Canoe weight.

Post by makenmend » Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:57 am


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Re: Canoe weight.

Post by bobbo » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:11 pm

Thank you to Jem & Makenmend. I was only after an experinced estimate and now I've got it. A valuable yardstick.
That's a beaut little Laker, Makenmend.

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Re: Canoe weight.

Post by Phishtech » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:41 pm

bobbo wrote:Thank you to Jem & Makenmend. I was only after an experinced estimate and now I've got it. A valuable yardstick.
That's a beaut little Laker, Makenmend.
The JEM Eno looks like a fine craft to me and I've been looking hard at it. Maybe you could build one and let us know how good it is. I've got a few other boats to build before I can do the Eno. Phishtech

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