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Touring Pirogue TV 15-32
Touring Pirogue TV 15-32


Touring Pirogue -TV 15-32

This is design is a wider version of our Touring Pirogue - TV 15-29. The 15-32 version offers more stability and load capacity. It is ideal for taller paddlers or paddlers who want to sit in a higher seat position and still have comfortable stability. The 15-29 model will be slightly faster than this wider position.

Pirogues are flat bottom hulls made from 3 panels. The flat bottom provides excellent primary stability and can carry much weight while drafting little water. Traditional pirogues are great simple boats to but they do have a some draw backs:.

1) They are wide at the top so a paddler has to extend their arms wide to reach over the sides. This can result in more difficult paddling.

2) Because of the flat bottom, the hull can carry heavy loads and draft little water. However, this becomes an issue if the hull is loaded with minimal weight and floats high in the water. This can lead to unstability because the center of gravity of paddler and boat is raised.

3) The flat bottom can making maintaining a straight course difficult in windy conditions.

To address these issues, we took our original Touring Pirogue plans and added a top tumblehome panel and sligth V-bottom. Shown below is a cross section of our "Touring Pirogue" layed on top of the cross section of the "Touring Pirogue-TV".

The tumblehome panel makes reaching the water with the paddle much easier. It also allowed us to lower the maximum beam down toward the water. The bottom panels were narrowed slightly. This, along with the slight V-bottom the allowsthe hull to sit just a bit lower in the water. All 4 features combined makes for very easy and stable paddling.

The longer length and relatively narrow beam makes for quick and efficient paddling. We think you'll realy enjoy this model.


Overall Length

4.6 m

Max. Beam

.81 m
Height at bow/mid/stern
Rocker bow/stern
1.5" / 1.5"
4 / 4 cm
Recommended weight on board
150-500 lbs.
68-227 k
Estimated weight*
42 - 53 lbs.
19- 24 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.


Material Build List


3 sheets

Epoxy Resin (With 15% waste factor)

1.75 gallons [6.5 liters]

Fiberglass Tape: 25 yards [23 meters]
Wood Flour 1 quarts [1 liter]

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.


Epoxy and fiberglass, starting price will be about $140 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.

Marine grade plywood, price will be about $130 if you pick it up yourself.


The hull will required about 45-55 hours to complete. 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.


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

Plans Packing List:
  • Note: These plans are delivered via e-mail

The plans include:

  • 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
    • Frames
    • Quality Assurance Drawings
  • Specific 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!


Price: $28.00

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