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The Peasemarsh Open Canoe Range
All the sizes have the same lines just different lengths and widths along with the ability to carry more the larger they get. Their performance has proved to be better than I expected, they track well even in a breeze with choppier conditions and are quite stable. All were designed to be paddled while kneeling but, as is far more popular these days, seats are an option and the plans do detail them. There are bulkheads fore and aft which, along with the decks, form a watertight compartment or buoyancy tanks. These can be fitted with small hatches for storage of valuables etc and to air the compartments when not in use. Alternatively, drain plugs or a simple hole drilled through the base with a cork or rubber bung to stop the water getting in could be used. In any case, some form of drainage should be fitted to them. Sail rigs have been fitted to all the Peasemarsh canoes, even the Peasemarsh 8 but this is not detailed in the plans
Our plans come with a materials list and all the drawings showing how to get the plank shapes onto the plywood or full size paper patterns with full assembly instructions for the build. Plus, email/text/phone help and advice if you need it.
Peasemarsh 8 Open Canoe
This little canoe is a great little canoe which will take an adult sitting on the bottom. When I designed this, it was as a simple build for a charity project but it has proved to be more capable than just that. It performs surprisingly well on the water and will move along at a decent speed. My teenage daughter can make it move quickly down the canal and has yet to capsize despite the way she pushes it. At a little under 8' at 7' - 7" (2.31m) long and 2' - 2" wide at it's widest point, it is built from just a single sheet of 4mm plywood and some 6mm for the optional bulkheads, which produces very light but capable little boat that will take up to about 11.5 stone (73kg).
We have had loads of fun with this litlle canoe.<