I wish this guy well… hand building a cedar dugout canoe – and then sailing the English Channel.
The Souquillou Project is not just about the building of a canoe, it’s a project about transforming a tree into a seaworthy vessel and get it about 150 km (about 100 miles) from the inland of North France to the white cliffs of the stormy coast of South England.
A very nicely done PVC and duct tape canoe, complete with launch video.
After months of work and having a 14′ canoe in our living room, we finally got a nice day to go and test it out at Utah Lake. No leaks, no problems at all! Works really well, we’ll have to take it out often this summer.
The Foldak is an easy to build 12 foot folding canoe. Like the Fliptail it consists of a central keel, drop down floors, four hoops and a reinforced PVC skin. It unfolds in less than a minute and all the pieces needed to assemble it are always attached so you won’t arrive at the water’s edge missing a vital piece. It is stable, tracks well yet is easy to turn. Designed to be used with either a single paddle or a double kayak paddle.
We had a call-out to Newfound the other day, but I wanted to mention the company as a whole.
A neat looking, New England company dedicated to high quality small craft. They have plans, materials, tools and kits among their offerings.
We at the Newfound Woodworks are dedicated to providing the highest quality materials to make what we consider to be the most beautiful boat designs available. We prefer strip building so even though we now produce stitch and glue plywood kayaks, we really like our Hybrid construction method. Your purchase of our products is only the beginning of our relationship. We have produced two videos in DVD format to provide a wealth of information. We are happy to answer questions by e-mail and telephone. Since we also build boats, we know how to get you through the process.