Converting a canoe to a flat stern.

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by dixieriverrat, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. dixieriverrat

    dixieriverrat I Love microskiff.com!

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    Hello,
    I recently acquired an old fiberglass canoe. I would like to convert it to a flat stern to put a small mud motor on. I'm hoping to use it as a small duck boat. any advice on how this could be done would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    I have made several mounts ...very easy to do no need to cut up or modify your boat ...

    I will try to get some photos up soon ...
     

  3. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

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    I Pm'd you a couple of photos as I do NOT have permission to post it to a public forum :-(
     
  4. Hoyt_Dow

    Hoyt_Dow I Love microskiff.com!

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    You might find http://www.boatdesign.net/forums/diy-marinizing/weed-eater-engine-conversion-1681.html interesting. There is a lot about small mud motors to be found and they are mounted on different types of hulls.
     
  5. WhiteDog70810

    WhiteDog70810 Mostly Harmless

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    This boat is the best canoe-to-boat build I've seen.  He did a hellacious job.  I swear the original build thread was on here somewhere, but I only can find the threads that Snooker posted after he bought it.  I am probably thinking of another canoe-to-boat project

    http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1199391255/0

    http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1200436703

    http://www.microskiff.com/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1210001780

    It isn't a terribly difficult project.  Obviously, the one that is linked started as a flatback canoe and ended up a bit higher class than a quick and dirty duckboat build needs to be, but you can infer how the builder worked though the build as you look through the pics.  The process for a changing a double ender to a flat back will require a bit more thought, but it will follow the same general concepts. You'll probably lose 10-12" of length.

    Nate
     
  6. CurtisWright

    CurtisWright Light, Strong, Cheap. Pick Two.

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    Canoes are not plaining hulls.  They have a hull speed just like sail boats.  They become very unstable if you try to exceed them.  Try towing one behind your boat and watch what happens. ;)

    Gheenoes on the other hand dont have any stern rocker and are safe to operate at plaining speeds.