The Quick canoe is a cheap and simple canoe that tracks like a traditional touring canoe. With minimal fuss and minimal cost, this canoe can be built in a weekend or a week of evenings.
Although not designed to be the best or the prettiest canoe, designer Michael Storer's quick canoe is a good paddling canoe.
There is also a version of this boat with a transom, designed to be powered by an electric motor – the Quick Canoe Electric.
Emphasizing simple construction, the plans specify fastening the plywood panels with duct tape rather than the usual copper wire. Temporary spacers are used to create the hull shape before it is glued together and the spacers and duct tape removed.
Several of these canoes have been converted into trimarans or outrigger canoes by adding Michael Storer's removable drop-in outriggers. These provide excellent sailing performance and a stable platform for diving or fishing.
The kit includes:
Kit builders should follow the epoxy filleting method in the plans.
There is enough detail in the plans to build this boat just by following the step by step instructions. The plans are 42 A4 pages with photographs, diagrams and text.
An electronic version of the plans in PDF format that can be viewed using Adobe Reader. After credit card authorisation the file will be sent to the email address put on the order form.