New Designs

17 January 2006     0 comments

New canoes from Selway Fisher

Prolific English designer Paul Fisher at Selway Fisher has some new stock canoe designs of interest to Proafile readers:

18’ stitch and tape Waka Ama (Hawaiian outrigger canoe) LOA 18’ (5.49m);  Main hull beam 1’7” (0.49m); Overall beam 5’11” (1.8m) Approx. wht 140 lbs (64kg) in 6mm ply.

Tikopian 24 - based on the 18’ Waka Ama and uses the same stitch and tape plywood construction process. She has 4 seats plus stowage compartments…

16 June 2005     0 comments

The PB Racer

Contributed by Chris Ostlind. Chris is a performance small craft designer/builder in Salt lake City, Utah. See more of his designs at Watertribe.

PB Racer is a sail/paddle kayak double for expedition adventure races such as the Watertribe Everglades Challenge. I pulled the basic hull form from an expedition double I had designed to see how well the form could be adapted to a concept boat of this type. I just gave it a transom and some…

PB racer