18ft. Freighter Canoe

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by TimothyM, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. gonzo
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    Here is my 18' sq stern frt canoe. With 3.5hp in the oic w the long bay and town in the distance. That's Thorne Bay where I live. With the 8hp at speed it's manageable but one must stay alert and make slow and smooth movements w the helm (tiller). I wish it was bigger but we can carry this one (kevlar) through the woods and over the logs to a remote site. Then go back and get the engine,fuel and gear, attach it to boat and go long distances. Hav'ent done much of that so I wish it was bigger.
     

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    thanks Terry for the link
    I'd love to visit the museum someday
     
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    Easy Rider
    That must be an exciting ride with the 8hp. I'm thinking of drawing up a smaller square stern that can be car topped. what are the specs on yours?
    It looks like you live in a beautiful place. Here's a picture of my slice of heaven
     

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    Gonzo
    Sound like a beast, do you have any pictures?
     
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    Tim,
    Mine is 82 lbs in kevlar but it's 98 lbs in FG. There are two smaller square stern canoes in their line up. The 18' is 17" deep and 40" wide. Go to :
    clippercanoes.com
    Looks like they got the two smaller models from a different double end canoe and damed the mould in different places.
    The bottom of mine is cored and vacuum bagged and is totally rigid. Bah humbug on the virtues of flexible bottoms ..I think rigid is best.
    I'm wondering what you do when it's time to knock out the molds/bulkheads and complete the boat if the strips are nailed to the molds?
    Thanks for the BEAUTIFUL picture.

    Easy
     
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    The nails are nailed thru. little strips of 1/8" luan plywood so they can be pulled out easilly when the hull is all stripped. After the outside is glassed and the keel and outwales are installed the hull just lifts off of the mold.
     

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    I thought I'd add a picture of my 18ft. freighter in the water with a laod.
    We took it on our vacation on Casco Bay. She handled very well in the bay's protected waters. I found that I can stand on the rail at midships and dive off. Then I can climb back in at midships. since I often fly fish from her standing up, it's good to know I can get back in.
     

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    it never seems to use any gas even with the 2 stroke engine.
     
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    Seems this, with outriggers, small sail, square stern and 5hp outboard solves my boating with my motorcycle problem! Can you put a small cabin over it and particially deck it? I like that!
     
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    I'm lost!
    What was this thread about?
     
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  14. TimothyM
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    I have no use for a Flying Trimaran. But I'd be happy to cut a mold for you. Send me an email for more info. Here's what the 20 footer looks like. I also have a thread going about this boat being built.
     

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    Tim, what's the capacity of that 22 footer? Can you go 24 foot about 5 and a half wide, higher/deeper. Is it possible to set a small cabin above the deck and deck it forward, leaving 10 or 12 feet to stern open? Could you sail it and power it with a small outboard? Hope I'm not hijacking a thread, but I really like the freighter, just needs to be a bit bigger to fit my needs....and how long would it take to build one or did it take the OP to build his? Thanks!
     
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