Strip Canoe Kits

The following descriptions will help you to understand how we can provide kits or materials for canoes, kayaks, or rowing boats. If you have questions please call or e-mail us; we have assisted in many boatbuilding projects and can help you make intelligent choices in designs and materials. You do not have to purchase a complete kit: You can purchase any individual materials you need to assist in your boatbuilding project.

The Pre-Kit Canoe Package contains: Strip Building DVD, Newfound Woodworks’ Fiberglassing DVD, and The Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building by Susan Van Leuven. This package will give you all the information you need to plan your canoe project.

The Canoe Kit contains: Plan sheet and layout sheet, Stripbuilding Notes, and a CD of Construction Pictures. Coved and Beaded 6′ to 10′ Northern White Cedar Strips, About 30% Full Length Western Red Cedar Strips, Solid, pre-milled Ash Outwales, Scuppered Ash Inwales, Ash Thwart or Yoke, Natural Cane/Ash Seat(s), Ash Seat Hangers, Seat Hardware, Stem Laminations, Deck Material, Fiberglass, Slow Cure, Low Viscosity, Non-Blushing Epoxy, Epoxy Application Supplies, and Varnish. Mold Forms for canoes are NOW INCLUDED IN THE KIT PRICES BELOW. All mold forms now include Clamping Grooves for Stapleless Construction. If you want everything in a kit add the Pre-Kit cost to the Kit cost; call us or e-mail and we will quote shipping and packaging costs.

Mold Forms for canoes are $175-250 depending on design when purchased by themselves (not with the kit).

Check the Canoe Accessories to see if you would like cherry seats and yoke, ash contour seats, or contour yoke. If you’d like to simply purchase plans, you can visit our Plans page. If you would like to purchase a Pre-Kit, please click on the price under the Pre-Kit columnFor purchasing a full Kit we request that you call us at (603) 744-6872 for updated pricing. Since we don’t assemble a kit until you order, you have the opportunity to change your materials list to suit your own needs. For any questions you may have, feel free to e-mail us at info@newfound.com.

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11′ 4″ Wee Lassie

Mac McCarthy wrote Featherweight Boatbuilding in 1998 to assist others in the construction of the two designs most dear to him. He instructed at the Woodenboat School for many years, allowing many people the opportunity to build the canoe of their dreams under his watchful eye.

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11′ 7″ Otter

The Otter design was created for us by Hans Friedel of Sweden. He also designed our kayaks, the Osprey, Spirit, Sea Wolf, and Excursion. Like an Otter in the water, this canoe is meant to be a play boat. This is a lightweight (35 lbs), easily portaged solo canoe that can be paddled with a traditional canoe paddle or with a kayak paddle.

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13′ 3″ Wee Lassie II

Mac McCarthy wrote Featherweight Boatbuilding in 1998 to assist others in the construction of the two designs most dear to him. He instructed at the Woodenboat School for many years, allowing many people the opportunity to build the canoe of their dreams under his watchful eye…

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15′ 6″ Voyager

An excellent solo tripper designed to cruise, with room for plenty of gear, stable, fast, and tracks straight. It has an asymmetrical hull shape and lots of tumblehome so the paddler doesn’t need to reach out for an efficient stroke. Good on quiet ponds, quick water, or big windy lakes.

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16′ Chestnut Kruger

Roger MacGregor, author of “When the Chestnut Was in Flower” took the lines for the Chestnut Kruger and the Chestnut Ogilvy. The Kruger was a slim cruising canoe created by the Chestnut Canoe Co. This is the Newfound Woodworks’ version of the Chestnut Kruger. It was launched on Sunday morning, May 11th, 2003.

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16′ 1″ Abenaki

The Abenaki prototype was built during the production of our “Cedar Strip Building” DVD at The Newfound Woodworks in 2004. We launched it in April, 2004 and have been delighted with it’s performance. Many first time boat builders have built the Abenaki as their first project. It is straightforward strip construction. We named the Abenaki in honor of the Native Americans who once paddled and fished the inland waters of southern New England.

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17′ Traveler

From the initial design to its first launch June of 2005, to its great popularity today, the Traveler canoe has had an interesting history. When Hans Friedel of Friedel Design created this design for us we could see that it would be very efficient. However, it had the typical plumb stems of modern canoes.

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17′ 1″ Nipmuc

We named the Nipmuc and Abenaki in honor of the Native Americans who once paddled and fished the inland waters of southern New England. They are loosely based on old Maine canoe designs with traditional re-curved stems and slightly flatter bottoms than the old designs originating in Canada for greater initial stability. One can imagine these canoes packed with a week’s gear for the ultimate paddling adventure.

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18′ 2″ White Guide

The White Guide is based on a design from the EM White Canoe Co. of Maine. The lines for this version were taken by Gil Gilpatrick, author of Building a Strip Canoe. This is a large capacity, very stable canoe meant for long trips with two paddlers and lots of gear. Even so, the finished strip version should only weigh about 65 lbs.

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