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Project by JordiTomas posted 02-06-2011 09:43 PM 2997 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this canoe in my spare time over the space of two years. I also made the paddle, but not the hat, which I bought from the Pirates of the Caribbean in Disneyland in Paris. When I tried it out in the sea the seats were too high and the canoe wasn’t very stable. After some adjustments, we tried it out on a 12km trip down the Ebre river and it went perfectly.


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#1 posted 02-06-2011 10:03 PM

Nice work.
Did you only use the machete? :-)
I like the pictures of it being used also.

-- Mel,

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#2 posted 02-06-2011 10:15 PM

looks like it turned out real nice should have a lot of fun with it.thanks for the pictures

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#3 posted 02-06-2011 11:25 PM

Great looking canoe – Well Done

Thanks for sharing.

BTW: Welcome to Lumberjocks ! Lots of great ideas, info, inspiration, and support here (as many will tell ya – the site is quite addictive).. Enjoy…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#4 posted 02-06-2011 11:34 PM

Sweet!! A couple on my projects page, if you’re interested

-- Dave

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#5 posted 02-06-2011 11:46 PM

You’ve built a beautiful canoe. Your family will enjoy it! I kneel in mine while resting on the edge of the seat to make it stable in rough water. I’m glad to see everyone wearing life jackets. A fun family outing can turn nasty way too quick.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#6 posted 02-06-2011 11:51 PM

This is one of the projects on my to do list if I could just find the time. Nice looking canoe!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#7 posted 02-07-2011 12:01 AM

Beautiful canoe. I haven’t tried anything that challenging yet, but someday . . . ! What kind of wood is it? Did you have plans to build it from?

-- Bobthebuilderinmichigan

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#8 posted 02-07-2011 12:39 AM

Thank-you to all of you for your comments.
The plans come from an article of Kim Aaboe published in the Northamerican review titled “Mecanica Popular” and edited in Spanish language. You can see the project at this website:

The hull’s wood should be in ceder, but , as I couldn’t find planks with the required lenght in the Spanish market, I used an African wood called Iroko. The rest is in Fagus sylvatica (the European Beech).
Jordi Tomàs


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#9 posted 02-07-2011 06:19 AM

Great canoe. I’ve built several of these with my Boy Scout Troop in the past. I’ve been wanting to build one for myself for a few years, and a kayak too.

-- Al Hart

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#10 posted 02-07-2011 09:36 AM

Great job on the Canoe and well done on the family safety.

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#11 posted 02-08-2011 05:52 PM

First all Welcome. Great Web Page and you’ll love it here….. What a great canoe you have built. It looks perfect! congrats to you!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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