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Eureka FP A high capacity canoe. Pdf by email or a Printed Book

Starting at: $82.50

This design does not supersede the original Eureka canoe.  The Eureka 155 is a perfect boat in many ways, but when a greater load carrying capacity is required, this is a great design.


Michael has been doing work on the FP project for a canoe with even more capacity through the prompting of Richard H..., an American living in Japan. He was beset with a bunch of health problems when the prototype building came around.

This boat has another 45kg (100lbs) available displacement relative to the original Eureka.

It is out to the 36" maximum normal width. Length is 4.73m (just short of 16ft). It squeezes towards 210kg (470 lbs) capacity with 20cm ( 8” ) of freeboard and maybe another 1 cm (half inch) sinkage gives another 30kg (65 lbs) for use in some conditions.

Stylistically it owes a lot to the Classic Chestnut Prospector. The Prospector is a brilliant canoe with high capacity. But at the same time it is sweet as a solo boat, where most high volume boats just blow around and become difficult to manage with just one aboard.

Be clear that Micael is talking about stylistic cues. As soon as you move to ply in five panels for simplicity the design reasoning has to be quite different, but he did work hard to hit the right numbers with the right appearance so the boat will perform well and look good.

Weight in the recommended gaboon ply with trim in cedar or Paulownia should see a hullweight around 25 to 28 kg (55 to 60lbs) in 6mm ply.

It would also be possible to build in 3mm or 4mm (cable ties will have to be closer) with a layer of 70 gsm (2oz ) glass on the outside on bottom and bilge panels and then just 25mm or 1” onto the side panels. There is no need to use glass tape on the outside of the boat at all with this arrangement. Weight might be just over 18kg (40lbs) for this configuration with Paulownia trim.

This can be provided as either a printed book or a pdf file which we will email to you.  If you choose the pdf file option, it is vitally important to make sure we have the correct email address and phone number so we can resolve any difficulties in delivering the file to you.  To select the book change the option in the drop down box.

  • Manufactured by: Michael Storer

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 24 October, 2017.

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