Narrower beam solo canoe

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Narrower beam solo canoe

Post by Guest » Sun Dec 23, 2007 3:23 am

A 16 foot solo canoe with a 30" or less beam would be nice. Maybe something similar to the Wenonah Prism. The canoe should be able to handle lakes as well as be a good tripping canoe on slow rivers. The bow rise and freeboard should be such that it will handle moderate waves but not be affected substantially by wind.

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Re: Narrower beam solo canoe

Post by jem » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:30 am

Guest wrote:A 16 foot solo canoe with a 30" or less beam would be nice. Maybe something similar to the Wenonah Prism. The canoe should be able to handle lakes as well as be a good tripping canoe on slow rivers. The bow rise and freeboard should be such that it will handle moderate waves but not be affected substantially by wind.
Interesting. I've found to get the bow rise and freeboard to handle waves but not get blown around is for it to be decked. But some folks prefer an opening canoe.

So a very long and open cockpit would be required. That, or partial decks on the ends with a strong tumblehome.
-Matt. Designer.

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Post by hairymick » Sun Dec 23, 2007 11:56 pm

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Post by jem » Tue Dec 25, 2007 2:57 pm

Think about this a bit more, partial decks on the ends with a generous flare would allow the ends to be lower and still handle some waves.
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