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Building the Six-Hour Canoe
Building the Six-Hour Canoe

Building the Six-Hour Canoe


64 Pages, 8 1/2 x 11

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $17.00)

Publication Date: July 1994

ISBN 9780961039677

Rights: WOR

Tiller Publishing (Jul 1994)

Price: $15.00


A guide to building a canoe that contains scale plans, specifications, a tool list, step-by-step instructions, and even a helpful explanation of how to paddle the canoe. All the building operations are clearly illustrated with photos and sketches. The canoe is constructed from a single 4'x16' (or two 4' x 8' sheets) sheet of marine plywood and a few pieces of dimensional lumber and, with epoxy glued seams, is watertight from the moment it hits the water. When completed, the canoe is 15'3" in length with a 31½" beam. Inexpensive to build using ordinary tools and materials, the canoe gives everybody access to boatbuilding and a boat.


"Thousands of folks have built this Mike O'Brien designed double paddle canoe using this very book. WoodenBoat One Weekend - One Canoe… and for two days work and $150, it will take you anywhere there's water." —Outdoor Life

Author Biography

William Bartoo, Richard Butz, and John Montague founded the watercraft studies program at Buffalo State College. They have all been involved in boatbuilding for decades. They all live in Buffalo, New York.