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  1. #1
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    square stern canoe?

    I have a 16' white water I built from Gilpatricks plans. I would like to square the stern and mount a motor on it, to use on area lakes.

    How would this affect the overall performance from a canoe standpoint?
    If it is viable to do this, how much of the stern should I cut off?

    I also heard that it is harmful to haul a cedar strip like a boat on a trailer, any truth to this ?

    Thanks for your suggestions

  2. #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by fisher123 View Post
    I have a 16' white water I built from Gilpatricks plans. I would like to square the stern and mount a motor on it, to use on area lakes.

    How would this affect the overall performance from a canoe standpoint?
    If it is viable to do this, how much of the stern should I cut off?

    I also heard that it is harmful to haul a cedar strip like a boat on a trailer, any truth to this ?

    Thanks for your suggestions
    I think you would be better off cutting Gilpatricks laker model rather then his white water? To start with your only working with 16 feet. You should be working with a 20 footer . I would not cut the canoe myself. Its to short. Why not build gilpatricks laker? then make your square stern? Hope this helps
    www.littlebearcanoes.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
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    You need a fairly wide, flat transom to support the weight of the motor and the operator so your 16 footer may wind up as a 12 footer. No problem tailoring as long as you build bunks that support the boat properly.


 

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