Small Boat Design

Discussions around designing small boats including kayaks and canoes.

Re: canoe design
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Mike and Bennie,

again, all good points.... currently we use a standard canoe and it is o.k. stability is good enough as long as any moves are anticipated which isn't always the case with kids;^)

I think this other boat would seem like a boston whaler in comparison.

on the subject of constuction, the boat in the picture was built by a high school shop class according to the write-up... and from the looks of it, they used 6 or 8/4 stock? I wonder if I could use spruce lumber by selecting clear 2x6 lumber (framing lumber from lowes/Home depot?) to keep cost down.

I'm in the southeast and priced some RWC yesterday. it runs about $5 a linier foot (1x8 stock).

suggestions?

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