strip canoe

Readers’ Projects, Issue 9

Cedar and Cherry Strip Canoe

This cedar and cherry strip canoe was built by Rex Southwell of Port Charlotte, Florida.

Ted Moores-Designed English #20 strip canoe

strip canoe, Ted Moores design
This Ted Moores-Designed English #20 strip canoe is 16′ with a 30″ beam. Builder Barry Beals of Gaithersburg, Maryland, used Sitka spruce, mahogany, and ash. His boat features cherry hand-caned seats and carrying yolk.

Apple Wood Table

applewood table
This apple wood table is another creative accomplishment by furniture make Robby Porter of Adamant, Vermont,

22′ Sailing/Rowing Modified Peapod named SALSA

strip planked rowboat
Jean- Yves Poirier of Atyre, France, built SALSA, a 22′ sailing/rowing modified peapod strip canoe with furling jib on bi-pod folding mast. He used strip planking and WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.

16′ Micmac from The Strippers Guide to Canoe Building

Micmac strip canoe
Harry Molz of Perry, Georgia, used basswood and walnut trim to build this 16′ Micmac strip canoe from The Strippers Guide to Canoe Building by Daven Hazue.

19’6″ Sea Kayak

sea kayak
Ray and Jenny Jardine of LaPine, Oregon, designed and built this 19’6″ sea kayak with an all-up weight of 53 pounds. They used Kevlar and carbon fiber impregnated with WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.

DN Ice Boat Trailer

DN iceboat trailer
Randy Rogoski of North Muskegon, Michigan, designed and built this trailer. Its easily transports two DN iceboats and their gear.


Ted Moores-Designed Redbird Canoe

Ted Moores Redbird strip canoe
David Abbot of Detroit, Michigan, built this Ted Moores-Designed Redbird strip canoe using red cedar, WEST SYSTEM Epoxy, and fiberglass. The canoe measures 17′ 6″.


Stitch and glue Glen L skiff
Leigh and Carol Melvin of Hickory Corners, Michigan, used the stitch-and-glue method to built WOOD DUCK, a 16′ 6” Glen L cabin skiff. They modified the plans above the deck, lowering the cabin and the windshield height. Material included Douglas fir marine plywood, mahogany, and some walnut.

16′ stitch-and-glue trimaran

16' stitch-and-glue trimaran
Ken Miller, who lives in San Francisco and works in Sausalito, commutes on the scenic San Francisco Bay aboard CHARLOTTE, the 16′ trimaran he designed and built with plywood using the stitch and glue method.

11’6″ skiff Made of cedar strips and WEST SYSTEM Epoxy.

cedar strip skiff
E.A. Stairs of Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, used cedar stripes and WEST SYSTEM Epoxy to build this 11’6″ skiff.