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All our Canoe designs
Peasemarsh, Newmarsh, Dengemarsh, Burmarsh & New Bay The P
are listed below

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.

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). 

Peasemarsh 8 - Options from

£12.00Regular Price£9.60Sale Price

Peasemarsh 10 Open Canoe

Loa 10’ – 0” (3.05m)  Beam 2’ – 7” (0.79m)  Weight (apprx.) 40lbs (18kgs)  Max. Load (apprx.) 350lbs (159kgs)  Height at Bow/Stern 18"/18" (0.46m/0.46m)   Height amidships 11.5" (0.29m)   Crew 1 plus maybe a small 1
 
Basic Materials
 
2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m,
3kg Epoxy pack,
 1.5ltr Fillet Additive,
 20m x 100mm wide F/G Tape,
 50 x 4.8mm x 300mm Cable Ties
2 x 12mm x 21mm x 2.4m Ash, Stripwood or DIY.

Peasemarsh 10 - Options from

£20.00Regular Price£16.00Sale Price

Peasemarsh 12 - Options from

£25.00Regular Price£20.00Sale Price

Peasemarsh 12 Open Canoe

Loa 12’ – 6” (3.81m)   Beam 2’ – 9” (0.84m)    Weight (apprx.)   45lbs (20kgs)    Max. Load (apprx.) 400lbs (181kgs)    Height at Bow/Stern  19"/19" (0.48m/0.48m)    Height amidships   12" (0.30m)    Crew    1 plus 1
 
Basic Materials
 
3 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m,
3kg Epoxy pack,
 1.5ltr Fillet Additive,
 30m x 100mm wide F/G Tape,
100 4.8mm x 300mm Cable Ties.

Peasemarsh 14 Open Canoe

Loa 14’ – 6” (4.4m)   Beam 2’ – 10” (0.86m)   Weight (apprx.) 50lbs (22.5kgs)    Max. Load (apprx.) 580lbs (263kgs)    Height at Bow/Stern 21"/21" (0.53m/0.53m)    Height amidships 13" (0.33m)    Crew 2/3

Basic Materials
 
3 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m,
 4.5kg Epoxy pack,
 2ltr Fillet Additive,
 35m x 100mm wide F/G Tape,
 100 4.8mm x 300mm Cable Ties.

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Peasemarsh 16 Open Canoe

Loa 15’ – 6” (4.72m)   Beam 3’ – 0” (0.914m)    Weight (apprx.) 60lbs (27kgs)    Max. Load (apprx.) 650lbs (295kgs)    Height at Bow/Stern 22"/22" (0.56m/0.56m)    Height amidships 13" (0.33m)    Crew 3+
 
Basic Materials
 
4 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m,
 5kg Epoxy pack,
 2.5ltr Fillet Additive,
 45m x 100mm wide F/G Tape,
 100 4.8mm x 300mm Cable Ties.

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Newmarsh 12 Open Canoe

Length  3.81m  (12' - 6"), Beam    .864m  (2' - 10"), Height Fore & Aft  .458m (18"), Height amidships  .330m  (13"), Dry Weight of around  21kg (45lbs). Maximum Load  182kgs  (400lbs), Crew  2

Designed for a day trip or just some fun on the water and to be paddled while kneeling or possibly sitting on the bottom, as I do, but can be fitted with simple plywood seats.
Easily moved about on dry land by an adult with one hand using the centre bar. Just as easily carried by two people to the water
Once on the water you will find this canoe performs well and is relatively stable. It is ideal for a solo paddle but will do just as well with two adults.
This canoe was designed to be built using the Stitch & Tape method but it can be built using a version of Clinker Plywood. The plans currently only detail the Stitch & Tape build but the other option will be added soon.
It can be built in either 4mm or 6mm plywood and when finished, is a very good looking craft - in my opinion.

Basic Materials Required
 
3 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m, 6kg Epoxy pack, 3ltr Fillet Additive,
50m x 100mm wide F/G Tape, 150 4.8mm x 300mm Cable Ties.

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Dengemarsh 10 Open Canoe

Length 10' - 0" (3.048m)    Beam 2' - 9" (0.813m)    Depth (midships) 1' - 0" (0.305m)    Height fwd/aft 1' - 7" (0.483m)
 Dry Weight (approx.) 38bs (17kgs)    Crew 1 Adult or 2 Children
  
An open “Canadian” style canoe along the lines of the Peasemarsh design but with an additional plank each side.
 There is optional buoyancy fore and aft enclosed with a flush fitting deck.
 It goes together easily and quite quickly and once completed, looks good and gives good performance on the water.
 Designed to be paddled with 1 adult  or 2 children while kneeling but a seat(s) could be fitted.
 
 Basic Materials Required
 
 2 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m, 3kg Epoxy pack, 2ltr Fillet Additive,  25m x 100mm wide F/G Tape, 50-100 4.8mm x 300mm Cable Ties.

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Dengemarsh 12 Open Canoe

Length 12' - 6" (3.81m),  Beam 2' - 9" (0.84m), Depth (midships) 1' - 0.5" (0.32m),  Height fwd/aft 1' - 7.5" (0.49m),  Weight (approx.) 44lbs (20kgs),  Crew 2 Adults
  
Built-in buoyancy fore and aft that can be fitted with small hatches for storage of valuables etc.
 Can be built in either 4mm or 6mm plywood (though 6mm recommended) and requires between 30 and 40 hours to complete.
 This canoe is ideal for a solo paddle but will also take 2 adults and some gear for day trip or weekend camp etc. or perhaps a day on the water for the kids.
 It goes together easily and quite quickly. Once completed, it looks good and performs well on the water too.
 Designed to be paddled while kneeling but seats could be fitted.
 The build is based on at least 3 sheets of 6mm Plywood (Good exterior grade or better), two 3.5m or 4m lengths of 20mm x 20mm square timber, 1 x 20mm x 40mm x 1m timber (all soft or hardwood), 3kg/ltr Epoxy Pack plus additive and Fibreglass Tape.

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Burmarsh 13 Open Canoe A3 Workshop Plans

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Burmarsh 13 Open Canoe

Length 13' - 4" (4.064m), Beam 3' - 0" (0.91m),  Depth (midships) 1' - 1" (0.33m),  Height fwd/aft 1' - 7.5" (0.49m),  Weight (approx.) 44lbs (20kgs),  Crew 2/3 Adult (Plus gear)
 
A simple open canoe designed for a for a solo paddle but also able to take 2 adults and some gear for day trip or weekend camp etc. or perhaps a day on the water with the kids. In the past 3 years it has been converted to sail by several builders now. They have been creative from adding simple out riggers and sailboard sails to adding more complicated rigs.
It is built in 6mm plywood and requires between 30 and 40 hours to complete.
It goes together easily and quite quickly. Once completed, it looks good and performs well on the water too. Has built in buoyancy fore and aft that can be fitted with drain plugs or small hatches to enable storage of valuables etc.
 Designed with seating positions at the centre plus fore and aft.
 
 Basic Materials Required
 
 4 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m, 4.5kg Epoxy pack, 2.5ltr Fillet Additive,
30m x 100mm wide F/G Tape, 100 4.8mm x 300mm Cable Ties.

New Bay 11 Open Canoe

Loa 10’ – 10” (3.332m), Beam 2’ – 6” (0.8109m), Weight (apprx.) 40lbs (18kgs), Max. Load (apprx.) 350lbs (159kgs), Height at Bow/Stern 17"/17" (0.432m/0.432m),  Height amidships 12 1/4" (0.311m), Crew 1 adult or two children

Designed for me to go canoeing with my eldest two in their Peasemarsh 10's. Although I could have used my old Peasemarsh 16 that would normally carry me, my wife and the two youngest, I wanted something different just for me so, I designed the New Bay 11 having liked the performance of the 15 previously during trials. The 11 did not disappoint. It was easy to build and performed as I wanted.

Basic Materials Required:

3 sheets of 6mm Plywood (marine grade), 2 x
3m or 4m lengths of 12mm x 21mm stripwood,

1 x 20mm x 100m x 1m timber (all soft or hardwood).

3kg epoxy pack with fillet additive and 20m of 75mm or 100mm fibreglass tape.
 

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New Bay 15 Open Canoe

Length 15' - 7" (4.75m), Beam 3' - 5" (1.047m), Depth (midships) 1' - 1" (0.33m), Height fwd/aft 1' - 8" (0.51m), Weight (approx.) 33lbs (15kgs) 4mm Ply - 55lbs (25kgs) 6mm ply,  Crew 2/3 Adult
 
Based on our Burmarsh and Peasemarsh designs the New Bay Open Canoe has been interesting to design and a joy to test.
It will be available as a single plans package that will detail how to build it as a paddling canoe and adding the sail rig. Plus, details for building it in two halves to allow it to be built in smaller workshops and for easier transportation.
As much at home being paddled as sailing we have found this to be a fun, capable canoe for one or two people to enjoy.
It can be built to paddle first and the rig added later or can be built as the full sailing canoe and, as the rig is de-mountable, you can use it as the mood takes you on the day.
The plans include both the paddling and basic sailing versions.

Basic Materials Required:

 

Marine grade plywood - 4 x 6mm x 2.44m x 1.22m (Hull, Bulkheads & Decks).
Timber (Ash) - 5 x 12mm x 25mm x 2.4m (Rubbing Strips).
Timber (Stripwood) - 1 x 10mm x 10mm x 2.4m (Deck Supports). 1 x 9mm x 9mm x 2.4m (Flexible Batten).
Timber - 1 x 18mm x 44mm x 1m (Carrying Bar)/1 x 18mm x 100mm x 1m (Yoke).
Cable Ties - 100.
Epoxy Pack - 6 litre medium viscosity general purpose marine resin and hardener.

New Bay 15 Open Canoe A3 Workshop Plans

£30.00Regular Price£24.00Sale Price

Fairlight 406

Loa 4.06m (13' - 4"), Beam 1.05m (3' - 6"), Dry Weight (approx.) 45kg (89lbs), Height fwd 0.575m (1' - 10.7"), Height aft 0.480m (1' - 7"), Height Amidships 0.415m (1' - 4.3"),

Crew 3 or 4 adults

 

Basic Materials Required:

3 Sheets of 4mm Plywood

1 Sheet of 6mm Plywood

6 kg/ltr Epoxy Pack plus Fillet (glue) Additive

Fibreglass Tape

 

This is a unique boat in ability - paddle, row, motor or sail it!!

A lightweight boat for its size - being far lighter than a similar fibreglass or plastic canoe.

You can choose to build the paddling & rowing, motor or the sailing version, the choice is yours. The paddling & rowing version has no hole for the rudder/engine and no dagger board case. The motor version has the addition of the hole for the engine and a suggested battery position. The full sailing version has the hole for the rudder, the mast support and dagger board case added. 

She was designed originally for a family holiday where two wanted to be able to paddle, one wanted to row, my wife wanted to use our electric motor and my daughter and I wanted to sail. I had to find a way of making it do all four! Plus, it had to be transported on our roof rack so dry weight had to be kept to under 50kg. The Fairlight Sailing Canoe was the result. 

Performance wise, while one adult can paddle this boat, it is far easier and moves better with two - one forward, one aft. Rowing her was easy and she moved along nicely without too much effort. We only had an old 12v electric outboard with 24lbs thrust to test her with but this proved to be ample. It was a pleasant glide down the canal and she was responsive when it came to turning and manoeuvring. She performed well even with the small sail and the dagger board case didn't get in the way. The tiller configuration took some getting used to but it worked well. All in all, a great all round boat. 

The Fairlight 406 - Paddle, Row, Motor or Sail.

£55.00Regular Price£44.00Sale Price
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