Plans to build the 11' Current River Youth Canoe

When I was in Junior High School in Shawnee Mission Kansas, my boy scout troop went on a three day canoe trip down the Current River in southern Missouri. This was my frst long range boating/camping trip and it stick with me for my entire life. It was a fantastic adventure. When I decided to start designing canoes, I knew I had to name the very first one for that memorable trip. Here's the Current River youth canoe. It's intended for one, but you could get two in if you're keeping it light. It's a V-Bottom single paddle canoe but easily constructed from sheet plywood and light framing. A great father/son (or mother/daughter) project, that your youth will remember for a lifetime.

Current River Youth Canoe Boat Plans

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Free Study Plans for the Current River Youth Canoe

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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Electronic Construction Plans for 11' Current River

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Printed Construction Plans for 11' Current River

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Building an ultralight stitch-and-glue Boat

About Ply on Frame Canoes

I thought I'd try my hand at designing canoes utilizing my light and strong unibody conposite construction method that has proven itself so successful with many other boat hull designs. At the time of writing, over 1000 boats have been built utilizing this inexpensive but sturdy method worldwide. It utilized construction grade lumber, bonded using modern glues, into a single unitized structure then covered with a thin layer of fiberglass and epoxy. This method has beenused for sea boats, whitewater drift boats, and high speed boats, all with amazing success.

You can build one of these canoes in your garage, back yard or basement in a couple of weekends using materials and tools you probably already have for mere spare change, and use it for a lifetime.

 


 

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