Cedar strips are relatively expensive even if you live where cedar trees grow. The Solo Packette is designed for those searching for pack canoe that they can carry to even through the most difficult approaches. I wish I had of listened to forumites who said don't do it. The boat next to it I'm sitting on in this picture is a modified lapstrake wherry more suitable for your second or third boat. Re: Suitable woods for strip plank construction About rot resistance - I used some poplar accidently found some very white lumber. Lotsa length means they span three waves instead of two for a more comfortable ride.
Get Active with Local Woodworking Groups. I have had a couple of the boat's his dad Evon built an they worked good. Firs, True Eastern Species. Fine entry and almost flat at the stern and short of the Great Lakes during the gales of November , fairly seaworthy. Some will disagree, but traditional plank will often be half the thickness of strip planking and just as strong, if not stronger. Strip-planking might well be the next, or another, practical method of building a round or a V-bottom hull.
When I got some prices, the 10mm foam sheets worked out about the same as 6mm Occume plywood as a reference a few years ago. They have a ton of boats. Re: Suitable woods for strip plank construction This forum topic very similar to the question that I have just posted in "Building and Repair" except I am asking about an unsheathed boat. Howard Chapelle's Boatbuilding published by W. Boat epoxies, boat building supplies and related services M. She is a double-paddle boat suitable for camping expeditions or family outings and day trips.
Re: Suitable woods for strip plank construction About rot resistance - I used some poplar accidently found some very white lumber. Yeah, I doubt I'll ever finish. Thread Tools Show Printable Version. Hello BRF, I possibly have the chance to go pick up one of joe willards custom wooden strip boats. African iron bark, greenheart and white oak head the list for long lasting qualities, followed by Sabien, Jarrah, Kurrie, blue and red gum wood for all major timbers as keel, stem and stern post, planking, decks, etc. Casting decks are also supplied for our fly fishing guests.