If you would like to make a canoe paddle, just follow along as I show you how I did it.
This 14-footer has three cockpits, a transom for motor or rudder, and a double-deck track for snapping on oarlocks and cockpit covers. Build it using these free plans.
There are two paddles detailed in this pack single bladed and double bladed. It is usual to carry single bladed paddles on a canoe, but a double bladed paddle can be useful as an auxiliary when paddling by yourself or in calm conditions. There is information on sizing the paddles to the user – this is particularly important on long trips.
The paddles themselves are excellent performers with easy construction.
Building and carving a paddle with patterns and instructions.
By Paul Butler – Rowing a boat takes more than just grabbing a pair of oars. Fitting oars of the proper size and weight to a boat means experimenting with blade area, weight and flexibility. Specific boats need specific oars. That is why this oar design is universal.
Build this kayak with hand tools and C-clamps.
Instructions and diagrams to help you make your own simple boat oars.