Building your own Fox Double Paddle Canoe
Fox is a decked double paddle canoe, a boat intended for protected waters along the coast and for mountain lakes. With an 80” long cockpit, Fox is a grand boat for hunting, fishing and tripping with a dog or young child seated forward of the paddler.
Fox boasts two accessible watertight compartments, which add flotation and dry gear storage. There’s ample room for a camping kit. A rotating seat back and caned seat insure all day paddling comfort. She is 14’7” long with a beam of 30"; the finished weight is just over 40 pounds. For more information please follow this link: http://www.billthomaswoodworking.com/fox-canoe-boat-design-detail.html.
In a review featured in Wooden Boats annual Small Boats issue Mike O’Brien commented on Fox’s handling. “Fox appears to have just the right amount of directional stability. It likes to keep going where we point it, yet it turns easily and predictably.” I’m not sure what more to ask for in a small boat.
This six day class offered over two consecutive three day weekends (September 25-27, October 2-4) will be taught by the boat’s designer Bill Thomas. Students will each have a completed boat, ready for final sanding and finishing at the end of the class. www.billthomaswoodworking.com
The tuition is $750 with a 10% discount for Lowell's Boat Shop Members.
The cost for the kit is $1225 for both members and non-members (no member discount).
For information please use the Contact Lowell’s Boat Shop button on left and specify “Class Interest” in the Subject line. Thank you!