the features of both kayak and canoe, "Blue Bill" is for those
out-of-doors-men who hunt or the sportsmen who need an
ultra-light-weight portable boat for use upon any waters.
Besides being usable to build a double-end paddling model, a
few changes permit the plans to be used for making a canoe that will
accommodate outboard motors up to 6 hp. for swift, speedy
transportation on any stream or waterway.
Weighing only 75 lbs. complete, "Blue Bill" is easily transported atop
an auto anywhere.
Step by step instructions for
building the Redwood Canoe using modern
strip planking techniques and materials
Everything you need to know from
building to launching, yours to download (pdf) for
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Budget Houseboat is like a camper that goes on water.
She's 20 ft. long with a 9-ft. beam, containing 300 sq. ft. of usable
means that while she can accommodate two in outrageous comfort, she can
easily take a family of four on an extended vacation and be entirely
There are two full-size permanent bunks in the forward section of the
dining table, in the rear section of the cabin, seats four and then
drops down to convert into an extra bunk 6 ft. 4 in. long and 38 in.
Cabin headroom is 6 ft. 2 in., and two cots can be stationed to the
rear of the cabin area.
Belle is a 25' scow that can be built as a sports utility, a fishing
boat, or a houseboat, depending on your requirements for pleasure
As a sports utility, she can be used for towing water
skiers and for cruising, as a fishing boat, she offers a stable
platform with plenty of elbow room and stowage space.
As a houseboat, she has roomy interior accommodations for a leisurely
of Bayou Belle makes use of prefabricated sections, which means that
much of the work can be done indoors in the average garage during the
cold winter months, and the boat completed outdoors in time for
launching in late spring.
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