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 Post subject: New Canoe Plans: Sasquatch 12-33
PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:25 pm 
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Greetings Builders!

We're pleased to announce our latest set of plans: Sasquatch 12-33

http://www.jemwatercraft.com/proddetail ... d=Sas12-33

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 11:50 pm 
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Congratulations Matt!

Yet another lovely design. 8)

I believe the Sasquatch series of boats has the potential to set you up as a canoe designer "Extra-ordinaire"

These really are beautiful boats and with your range from 12' to 18.5" :shock: 8) :D , I think all the bases are well and truly covered.

The 12' and 14' versions should cater for the smaller or solo paddlers well and the bigger versions - well, what can I say? :D I would argue that they are up there with the best open canoes in the world.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 12:18 am 
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Way to go Matt. I like that one too.

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Hi Matt -

There's a couple of spots in your copy where you refer to 12-30 rather than 12-33

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Funny story behind it: I meant to put out a 12' x 30" version. To keep the same proportions, I scaled the the lines of the 16'6 x 33" version. But I only scaled the length and not the beam. :shock:

I got too far along in the process before I realized what I did wrong. So I finished in the 33" version.

A 12' x 30" version will be coming along with a 15' x 30".

I'll get those corrected.

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So what difference will the 3" make? Stability, speed, tracking??? I'm clueless when it comes to this stuff, but I'd like to build one of these for solo moments--so far, my priorities are stability (fishing and staying dry) and carrying along a cooler or camping gear. Would a novice such as myself notice the difference in the two versions--30" and 33"?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 9:53 pm 
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G'day Jeremy,

Matt is better qualified than I am to answer your questions and will be along shortly, but I will have a stab at it too, if you don't mind :D

My thoughts are that the extra beam in this boat should make little difference to paddle speed unless the boat is heavily loaded, and even then, the difference in paddle speed should be marginal at most.

Stability - will be more stable than the narrower boat, and hence, better suited for fishing 8)

I think the boat would have no trouble handling a cooler and camping gear for solo paddling. Not really a tripping model but should be fine.

I like this little canoe - a lot. If I didn't allready have half a dozen of Matt's other lovely boats that I want to build, this one would be pretty high on my "to do" list.

The Sas 16.5' X 33" is a magnificent canoe. is rock solid stable. This one should be just as good.

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The slightly wider beam will mean a little more stability and a little more capacity than the narrower one will have.

Be mindful of the recommended weight range. Go too light and she'll be tippy. Stay above 190 on board and she'll be plenty stable for fishing.

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Cool.

I'd like to have a shorter, lighter boat to complement the Iroquois I just completed. Love the shape/lines of the original Sasquatch.

Maybe, just maybe, I could slowly tackle this one and do it justice...

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If you built the Iroquois, you could do this one. Extra panels but the same process.

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