A kit for your canoe is a great way to insure success. We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to customize exactly what you will get in your kit without making it too confusing. And we want to be sure you understand that you can most certainly contact us with any questions or if you just want to talk it through. Our goal is to make your canoe building journey a successful one.
This section is specifically for the canoe kits, if you want to know more about the designs, you can find detailed descriptions of each canoe in the canoe plans section.
Because our assortment of canoes varies in style and type so greatly, so do our kit components. Some canoes have decks and bulkheads, while others have breasthooks and yokes. Each kit is described in detail and provides you with the ability to customize your canoe kit as needed. If you have a requirement and don't feel like we have it covered, then by all means contact us and let us know how we can help.
You will find that in many cases we offer discounts on items when sold with the kits, however if you prefer to purchase some items separately, you will find everything in our kits elsewhere in our store sold by themselves.
You will also find that we don't offer the less expensive alternatives that you may find elsewhere. We have considered it in the past and keep coming around to the same answer. We wouldn't use it on our canoe building projects, so why should we or would we offer them to you?
All Strips for All of our Boats are made from Western Red Cedar, milled to exact specifications including bead and cove and ready to be used. Unless otherwise stated, our strips are all full length with no joining or scarfing needed. Our gunwales where appropriate are all scuppered inside and solid outside and milled for solid long grained ash.
For canoes with breasthooks, we try to make everyones a little different and add in accent strips made from various woods. Where we can we will supply wood bungs to match the accents. Depending on the season we could have anything from Purpleheart to African blood wood, or Mahogany.
The epoxy and fiberglass kits are taken from our own shop stock, so you are using exactly what we use. We don't offer two or three different products, because we don't use two or three different products here. Every 3 years we bring in all of the bigger manufacturers of epoxy and test them. Because we use so much here we are looking for the best quality primarily and best value secondarily.
Please be assured that your enjoyment during your building journey is our first priority.
The Nantucket Sleigh Canoe kit is for a special little double paddle canoe specifically designed for the individual who likes to get out with little hassle on little notice. The person who, sneaks in a couple of hours of paddling before dark and doesn't want to waste any time get..
The Little Rob Canoe Kit is for a classic Rob Roy Style canoe. At 14' it is perfect for a solo trip fishing, canoe camping or just a lazy day out. This canoe is stable, easy to paddle with a double paddle canoe paddle. If you want to learn more about this design, please refe..
The Bay Hawk canoe kit is for a 15' double paddle classic decked canoe. This canoe has a different anotomy than a typical northwoods canoe. Instead of breashooks and yokes, it has decks, bulkheads and seats that sit down low with your legs in front. If you are looking for a more..
The Bufflehead canoe kit is for a best friend kind of canoe. The kind of canoe you can tuck up in a bush and it is ready to go when you are. If you want to learn more about this design, please refer to the canoe plans section for a complete description.
The base of the..
The Billington Canoe is our most popular family canoe kit. This boat is stable, easy to paddle and offers a great day out for the family. If you want to learn more about this design, please refer to the canoe plans section for a complete description.
The base of the kit comes with..
The Companion canoe kit is for a special canoe indeed. This canoe is for those who really appreciate canoing. This particular canoe design has well defined entry and exit and keel line. Companion will paddle fast and straight with little or no effort. If you are an exp..
The Prospector canoe kit is one of our more popular choices. However unless your primary destination is a moving river, you would be better choosing one of our other canoe kits. This boat is stable, easy to paddle and offers a great day on the river for the family. If..
The Sebago canoe kit is for a classic northwoods tripper. This canoe is long and slender, capable of making good speed and carrying a good amount of gear into the back country for a weekend or week of exploring. If you want to learn more about this design, please refer to t..
The Bay Hawk Duet canoe kit is for an 18' double paddle classic decked canoe. This canoe has a different anotomy than a typical northwoods canoe. Instead of breashooks and yokes, it has decks, bulkheads and seats that sit down low with your legs in front. If you are looking for ..
This canoe kit is for the little sister to the Mi'kmaq freighter canoe. don't let the 16' length fool you. She is fully capable of taking a crew of three and all their gear down river (more importantly, back up the river) for a day or extended trip.
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The Mi'kmaq is a very large Freighter canoe and consequently a very large canoe kit. You will notice below, just like our other kits that it is broken into two sections, an essentials kit with the strips, epoxy materials, stems and fiberglass cloth, and optional items below that.