Are cedar strip canoes any good?
Cedar strip or canvas-covered wood frame canoes are still available, but are now usually custom-made (and priced accordingly). Wooden canoes tend to be quite heavy, and require regular maintenance to keep them looking and paddling beautifully over the years.
How much is a cedar canoe?
How many hours does it take to build a cedar strip canoe?
It takes a lot of time—around 120 hours on average. So when it’s finished and you’ve created something as beautiful as a cedar strip canoe, you should be proud of what you’ve done.
What type of cedar is used for canoes?
Northern white cedar is absolutely the best wood for canoe ribs and planking. Its light weight, strength, flexibility and rot resistance can not be matched by any other wood.
How much wood do I need for a cedar strip canoe?
For a strip-built kayak a good rule of thumb is 2 board feet of western red cedar or other softwood for each foot of boat length. A board foot is a volume of wood 12″ long x 12″ wide by a nominal 1″ thickness. Most wood you will buy is planed down to 3/4″ thick or even 11/16″ for some cedar and redwood.
Is Cedar good for boat building?
Cedar is a light dimensionally stable wood, with a very high strength-to-weight ratio. It doesn’t absorb water readily and is highly resistant to decay, so the common enemy of most other boat building timbers – rot – is not an issue. It really is an exceptional wood for boat building.
How much does it cost to build a strip kayak?
A strip-built kayak needs about 2 board feet of wood for each foot of boat length.
How much will it cost to build a kayak?
|Strip-Built||Stitch and Glue|
|Fiberglass||$150 – 200|
How much do canoes depreciate?
Canoes depreciate about ten percent when they leave the store, another ten percent when they get their first scratch.