Plans to build the 27' Cane River Semi-Displacement Cruiser
Named after the original nickname for the Mississippi River for the sugar cane plantations lining the banks in the days of the Louisiana Purchase, the Cane River is a very practical and economical boat. It uses a modernized semi displacement underwater profile that combines very economical moderate speed characteristics with the ability to plane easily when faster performance is desired. It may be powered by an inboard or uoutboard engine. Both options are included in the plans. Like all of the Spira International boats, the hull is simply made using ordinary construction lumber, with plywood planking and a fiberglass/epoxy overcoat for simple, inexpensive construction and rugged, long lasting life. You'd be hard pressed to find a less expensive, simple, yet capable 27 footer anywhere.
Free Study Plans for the Cane River Semi-Displacement Cruiser
Our study plans are two of the actual construction drawings. They're not enough information for you to build the boat, but they do give you the overall boat size, shape and construction methods. This is a pdf file readable with the free Adobe Acrobat pdf file reader.
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About Semi Displacement Boats
Most yachts these days are semi displacement. This feature allows them to cruise at the hull speed or so without consuming much power, but if additional power is added, the hulls can actually plane somewhat. They won't be as efficient as a full planing hull, but they will allow you to move along at faster than hull speed if you have moderate power.
My versions are built usiiung build using construction grade lumber, ply, fiberglass and epoxy covering for a simple, rugged and durable boat. They utilize moderate power, so they can get up into the high teens of speed without breaking the bank in consuming fuel.
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