Originally Posted by padlin
The solo wouldn't be an Osprey would it? 1st canoe I built was a 15' Swift Osprey, 4 boats later it is still by far my most used and most beat up.
Pretty much. It is called a Kite, which is the same as an Osprey, except above the waterline John Winters designed it to have a full length sweeping chines. I stretched mine 6" for just a bit more capacity, for bringing the dog along.
Here is one that Martin Step from Green Valley Boat Works built.
He had sent me a bunch of photos as he built the prototype, here is one at the stage I am at. While the painted exterior is not too bad, and it covered up a couple blemishes for him. I am going to leave mine a clear coat.
If you are interested, and I am behind on posting photos, you can check out my build here. It all started with me getting a log from a friend.
Canoe Build - Kite - BearLeeAlive
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