canoes

Cedar-Strip Canoe – “Nymph”

Double-paddle Canoe      Length:  12ft (3.65m)     Beam:  2ft (0.61m)

Designed by:   N. Schade

Construction:  

  • Thin (4mm) strips of western red cedar glued together edge-to-edge over MDF moulds
  • Cedar strips covered inside and out by woven glass fibre cloth and epoxy resin to form a very strong, lightweight composite
  • Hull varnished for UV protection and to bring out the full beauty of the wood

Completed:   May 2009

 

  • Lofting canoe to produce full-size body plan, profile and half-breadth drawingscanoe-photo-1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Moulds traced from lofting and set-up ready for plankingcanoe-photo-3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Strip planks glued edge-to-edge
  • Planks temporarily secured by monofiliment fishing line, clamps & tape
  • Mahogany strips from shear to tumblehome; cedar strips below tumblehome
  • Note laminated inner stem, bevelled to accept planks.  Strips of mahogany within tumblehome.

 

 

 

  • Strip planking complete and hull sheathed in woven glass fabris and epoxynew-canoe

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Many clamps secure the gunwale during glueingnew-canoe-three

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Completed canoe ready for launch on 30th May 2009img_7716.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Backrest carved from irokoimg_7718.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Colour contrast between mahogony planks in tumblehome and cedar in hullimg_7719.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Variation in colour of cedar planks makes for attractive pattern on deck, contrasting with mahogany coamingimg_7727.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Paddle carved from spruce with mahogany insertsimg_7729.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Tumbleholme creates additional beam and stabilityimg_7769.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Good freeboard and trim with crew weight 168 lb (80kg) and ample built-in buoyancy

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