Canoes and Paddles - garywright


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Snowshoe12 Ultralight Canoe

This fully functional 12 ft solo canoe weighs only 14 lbs! The light wooden frame is triangulated with Kevlar roving, then covered with Dacron. The designer, Platt Monfort, calls this building method Geodesic Airolite construction -

It takes me about 80 hours to build one of these. The woodworking is low stress - like building a giant model airplane - and material costs are moderate.

Platt Monfort calls this model the SnowShoe 12.