12' 6" Wee Two Cedar Strip Canoe Kit
The Following courtesy of Rob Macks, Designer
Wee Two's light weight and small size make it a Tandem boat that's a dream. For the fisherman or explorer it's an easy boat to get to those seemingly inaccessible ponds. Or it's just that little "ready to go" boat for a local moonlight paddle.
Another of my designs inspired by Henry Rushton's Wee Lassie, circa 1893, Wee Two is a small tandem or solo craft of light weight. At 32 Ibs., this is the ideal boat for a small person or someone who just doesn't want to hurt themselves lifting a heavy boat.This boat style is called a double paddle canoe, because it is paddled with a kayak paddle, in a seated position.
You don't have to be small to paddle a Wee Two. It can handle up to 350 lbs. with ease. Wee Vera can also be set up to accommodate two children quite comfortably. The bow and stern of Wee Two is built with air tanks, for extra flotation and small decks with a built-in hand hold for carrying. Two broad flattened sculpted thwarts are the standard back rest in the Wee Two.
The Wee Two is A terrific first boat project for someone interested in learning the wood strip boat building technique! It's small size and simple shape make it easy to build for the beginner. This boat is a kick because it is so light-weight! Any boat lover would be proud to own a Wee Two.
It has a flattened arch hull bottom with a firm chine for very good initial stability. The bow and stern stems form a sharp "V" underwater to improve tracking in wind. The flare of the bow and stern at the sheer line deflects waves for a dry ride in waves. The short length and flattened bottom makes this canoe easy to turn.
Stability is good enough on the Wee Two to set it up as a traditional canoe with seats at the the gunnels if you wish.
I have learned to respect this little boat's capacity and speed. As a builder, I have a lot of personal boats to choose from. I would never be without a Wee Two in my fleet.
Depth in center: l0"
Weight: 30-32 lbs
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