If you would like to make a canoe paddle, just follow along as I show you how I did it.
You can build your son or daughter a plywood canoe in a weekend. The simplest canoes are made of just 3 pieces of plywood: the two sides, and the base. More complex shapes can be created, but these instructions are for a simple canoe.
This boat has low freeboard and holds only one person. Build it using these free instructions.
The dinghy measures 7 ft 10 inches x 3 ft 4 inches. This is an adaptation of old drawings to stitch and glue construction.
There should be enough information at the link to build your own outrigger canoe.
The canoe on the beach at Slopeng on the north shore of Madura. Slopeng is the name in Bahasa Madura, the local language, but some maps call it Salompeng.
Build an 18 foot one sheet canoe using the free downloadable instructions at the link.
A good canoe, cleanly cleaving a glassy lake or haystack wave as it transports its passengers in silence and harmony with the outdoors, has a functional beauty that is unsurpassed by any other of the tools that connect humanity with the natural world.
Ever dream of building a boat? In your own backyard? We thought so. Building a boat is one of the truly great fantasies that most grown boys and girls have indulged in at one time or another. For most of us, it never gets beyond the dream.
The Greenland paddle has become increasingly popular among sea kayakers in North America, Europe, and other parts of the world.