Cedar and Canvas Lake Guide Canoe



15’ 6” Cedar and Canvas Lake Guide Canoe
Sept 23, 2017 update: In any case, in the water. Took it solo and handled well.  I had my stepson TJ – 6ft 5in and 265 pounds – and his soon to be Hannah fish from it including both standing!  TJ stated that the best paddling and fishing canoe so far!!!  see photos…..
This canoe has not yet been in the water as is just completed.  I built it from a form that the seller called the “PhatMan” canoe form.  If you examine the dimensions, it matches very closely to a Rangely Lake Guide canoe – it has loads of capacity!  It can easily carry a 3rd and/or even a 4th person or fisherman with various gear. The shape is designed to maintain rough water as was the Rangely. The moderately rockered bottom makes the “Fisherman” maneuverable, at the same time as the boat’s shallow draft will get you into places other boats only desire to go.
Northern white cedar ribs, half-ribs and planks
Spruce inwales
Mahogany outwales
#10 treated mildew resistant canvas
Silicon bronze screws and bolts
Brass stem bands
Depth: approx. 14 1/2″
Beam: about 39 1/2″ – large carrying capacity – much stability for fisherman
Weight: around 80+ ???  lbs  (rather heavy but me and my grandson have no issue carrying it.)
Added Features:

Raised and contoured black walnut decks
½ ribs to add additional stability and strength to the canoe
Bow and stern carrying thwarts (black walnut)
Contoured black walnut stern seat which lowers the paddler’s center of gravity.
Dual paint scheme with Duralux Marine Enamel: Signal Yellow below the water line and Biloxi Blue above the water line with black pin strip separating
Seats are supported with solid black walnut  supports which span the width of the seat sides and are set flush against the inwales for superior improve.
Inner and outer stem of black walnut (actually sets off bow and stern interior of canoe) – Protection to exterior
Black Walnut keel for ease of straight tracking in wind and/or lakes
Prior to canvassing, the hull was treated with hot boiled linseed oil which is absorbed into the northern white cedar planking to limit the amount of water that can be absorbed into the wood and to prevent future potential decay.
The interior of the canoe has six coats of Epifanes gloss clear varnish. 

Many additional photos upon request as I documented the complete build. Questions welcomed.

I will deliver to  within 200 miles free of charge.  In a different way, please contact for cost and arrangements.
Please feel free to come by and review before you bid if practical.  Simply, send me  a message to make arrangements.  Of course, absolutely no obligations — glad to chat!


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