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Sasquatch 18-5
Sasquatch 18-5

Sasquatch 18-5

Sasquatch 18-5

The Sasquatch Wilderness Tripping Canoe is designed with long-term camping in mind. Its large hull will easily haul all your camping gear with a maximum payload of 800 pounds (363 k) while still maintaining a reasonable amount of maneuverability through rough waters and long journeys.

If you find yourself on a trip needing to take more than 800 pounds of people and gear, better pack lighter or take 2 canoes instead!

Sasquatch Wooden Canoe

The hull can be configured as triple or as a tandem with the middle left open for gear. In a three-paddler configuration, the middle paddler would need to be a smaller person as having 3 full grown adults might get crowded and uncomfortable for more than a short trip.

The hull is moderately arched and rocked 2" on each end to allow for traveling down tight rivers and choppy water. The fine bow entry and exit will aid in making long trips over open water efficient.

Specifications

Overall Length

18'6"
5.6 m

Max. Beam

36"
.91 m
Height bow/mid/stern
20/14/20"
51/36/51 cm
Estimated weight
70-80 lbs.
32-36 k
Recommended weight on board
300-800 lbs.
136-393 k

*Weight of hull: Hull weight will depend on skill of the builder and chosen build materials. Achieving the lowest overall weight will require the best materials and a highly skilled builder.

Always wear your Personal Floatation Device!

Material Build List

Plywood: 3/16" (4 mm)

4 sheets

Epoxy Resin

3.5 Gallons

Fiberglass Cloth, 6-ounce, 38" wide 26 yards
Wood Flour 1-2 quarts

*Additional material for fairing will be required. Material type and amount will vary depending on builders' taste and skill level.

Click here for a downloadable Bill of Materials. To open this file in a separate window, right-click and then choose "open in new window". You will need the free version Adobe Acrobat Reader to open this file.

-Click here for info about purchasing epoxy and fiberglass.

-We also off a precut plywood kit for this model.

Cost:

For epoxy and fiberglass, starting price will be about $340 plus shipping in the United States depending on the brand and vendor you choose. This doesn't include items such as varnish, brushes, rollers, mixing sticks, gloves, etc. See our list of trusted suppliers.

For marine grade plywood, price will be about $200 if you pick it up yourself. Delivery cost of full sheets of plywood is expensive. Please compare our pre-cut plywood kit price if you are considering having plywood delivered. Our precut kit price may be cheaper than what you'll pay for the full sheets and delivery.

A builder who chooses to draw and cut out all the panels manually from marine grade plywood can save around $200 over the cost of CNC cut kit. However, drawing and cutting the multiple panels on this design will be time consuming and there will be a risk of error.

Labor:

Please Note: This is a multi-paneled hull and will require significantly more effort to assemble than some of our simple designs. If you're a first-time builder, we highly recommend you consider completing a simpler project first. What you learn on the first project will allow you to build a better, lighter second project.

The hull will required about 50-65 hours to complete. You can save about 10-15 hours with a precut kit. These times are rough estimates and will vary according to the skill of the builder. Please note these are "hands on" hours and do not include the time waiting for epoxy to cure.

More:

Visit our Customer Service Forum to ask questions or see what others are saying about this design.

Plans Packing List:
  • Simple to follow, detailed drawings of each part with all dimensions required to layout and cut from flat plywood sheets.
  • Nesting drawings for the best plywood layout with all panels clearly labeled.
  • Drawings list
    • Plan and Profile
    • Nesting
    • Panel Drawings on A size paper (11" x 17")
    • Frames and Bulkheads
    • Quality Assurance Drawings
  • Specific and highly detailed building manual for this boat.
  • Bill Of Materials.

- All dimensions are shown in metric and U.S. Standard units.

Always wear your Personal Floatation Device!

 
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