Plans to build the 17' Scanoe Powered Cajun Canoe

A number of people liked my Eloi Pirogue but wanted something a bit larger that they could power with a small outboard or mud motor, so I came up with the Scanoe. The name was suggested by my kickoff customer. This is the perfect boat for powering, paddling or poling in the shallow swamps and bayous of the Gulf Coast or other areas of the world where a minimal draft, easily powered boat is a big advantage. The Scanoe is capable of hauling quite a load too, and is stable enough to sand and cast or haul in a big catfish or even a gator over the side.

Scanoe Powered Cajun Canoe

Scanoe Powered Cajun Canoe

Scanoe Powered Cajun Canoe


Free Study Plans for the Scanoe Powered Cajun 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 17' Scanoe

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Printed Construction Plans for the 17' Scanoe

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Building a Wooden Cajun Canoe Pirogue Boat

About Pirogue Cajun Canoes

The Cajuns, originally Acadians from the Canadian Maritime provinces, brought to pirogue to the Bayous of Louisana. The word comes from the Spanish word piragua, mostly used for the dugout canoes common along the West African Coast visited by the Spanish in their voyages of discovery. This sturdy, easily constructed, stable canoe is ideal for use in the swamps. It has very shallow draft, can be poled, paddled, or even sailed, and carries quite a load. Hunters, fishermen and sportsmen, both commercial and pleasure, find these rugged boats the best way to navigate both the open bays, and shallow backwaters of the US Gulf coast.

There are few water environments the Pirogue can't handle, from choppy, open water, to mud flats barely awash in water. You'd be hard pressed to fine a more versatile small boat that can perform multiple duties in any lake, stream, or coastal environment.



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