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Steve 07706 244 891

ORCA

CANOE BUILDING WORKSHOPS

IN THE LAKE DISTRICT - POOLEY BRIDGE

Comparison chart

So we've put together a comparison chart for you to take a look at. If you still cant decide, then you just need to build them all. Simple.

SIZE

14' 6'' long by 33inch wide

 

 

WEIGHT

24 kg on average, can be comfortably lifted by 1 or 2 people.

 

 

BUILD

TIME

3.5 days. This canoe is made up of 7 planks, the more planks you have the more work there is as every join needs gluing, filing and sanding. and  most people are done by 12 noon on the last day, and ready to go for a paddle, painting can be done at a later date, on on the build if time allows.

 

 

WHAT'S

IT LIKE

TO 
PADDLE

This is a tandem canoe (to be paddled by 2 people) with a shallow arched hull (for stability and strength), and a slight rocker (for ease of turning.)  It would be capable of extended canoe trips with a good amount of kit.

She is quiet and responsive and sits on an edge very well for solo paddling.

 

The Lakelander is designed for both flat water paddling, and slow moving rivers.  Like with all wooden canoes and boats, it's best to avoid meeting rocks.. yes, we learned this the hard way! It will also perform well on calm seas.

 

COST

 £595

£495

16' long by 36" wide

 

 

26kgs average weight. 1-2 person lift

 

This is a heavy load carrying canoe. Performs well for cruising and tripping. She is designed for stability and load carrying, and is very comfy.

 

 

 

3-4 days.. very simple construction and a beautiful canoe for little effort. Plenty of painting and design time.

 

Lakelander canoe
Lakelander canoe
Prospector canoe
Prospector canoe
lakelander canoe front view
lakelander canoe side view
lakelander canoe top view
prospector canoe side view
prospector canoe top view
prospector canoe front view

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