New Book, “Building a Strip Canoe”, by Gil Gilpatrick




This is actually the Second Edition of this book, originally published in the late 80’s in black and white. This current edition is in color and features full sized drawings for EIGHT canoes along with yoke and paddle diagrams. The canoe designs include the 18′ White Guide, 20′ White Guide, Grand Laker, Laker, Wabanaki, Puddle Duck, White Water, and River Runner. Gil Gilpatrick is a Master Maine Guide who has been building canoes and using them on Maine rivers for over thirty years.

This book includes instructions on seat and paddle construction.

Note that the Grand Laker is a square sterned canoe that can be motor powered.