Building a Strip Canoe

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by Gil Gilpatrick, Master Maine Guide

Building a Strip Canoe, Second Edition, Revised, and Expanded

Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-To-Build, Field-Tested Canoes (plans are folded/tucked into the back of the book).


Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Safety
  • The Canoe Models
  • The Preliminaries
  • Building the Hull
  • Fiberglassing
  • The Woodwork
  • Seats
  • Repairs
  • Paddles

    Plans included:

  • 18' White Guide: The classic canoe - both beautiful and functional
  • 20" White Guide: Beauty and function in a larger size
  • White Water: Solo or pair whitewater tripping
  • River Runner: Best canoe for river and combination trips
  • Grand Laker: Square stern to house a motor
  • Puddle Duck: Great single person canoe
  • Wabnaki: Nice size for one or two people
  • The Laker: The canoe for casual canoeing

    112 pp., softcover


  • Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Peter Anderson

    Building a Strip Canoe

    Albert Metz

    What a great book in all respects: history (from dugouts/birch barks to early Canadian and US strip), design considerations, example plans, recommended products (wood, glue, fasteners etc.) detailed step-by-step construction, beautiful color picture examples by those paying tribute to the author); even paddle construciton. I long dreamed of building an asymmetrical canoe with varying topside and bottom features, and this book provides everything to make that dream become a reality, though the process would not be as simple as I had thought. Highly recommended.

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