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Canoecraft by Ted Moores



 Now revised and expanded with 32 pages of color and an updated resources section, this international bestseller, known as the 'Bible of canoe building' is bigger and better than ever.

Ted Moores is a master builder of woodstrip/epoxy canoes. Over four decades teaching wooden-boat construction, he discovered that the same dream motivates all of his students, no matter their age: to build something beautiful and functional.

Canoecraft is the road map to that dream. Moores offers comprehensive instructions for the first-time builder, and for the second-time builder. He adds a variety of canoe plans, each presented as a traditional table of offsets. There is also a series of builder's tips and techniques, and an entire chapter on carving a paddle, the perfect accompaniment to a handcrafted canoe.

Whether the goal is to build a general-purpose recreational canoe, or an efficient modern tripping canoe, or a full-decked fast-cruising canoe with walnut veneer, Canoecraft is the ideal guide to making it happen successfully.


If you want to build a strip-plank canoe -- or kayak -- Canoecraft is the book to buy... All in all a very comprehensive boatbuilding book and highly recommended.

- Pete Greenfield Water Craft  on 01/03/2004

An excellent definitive book ... something you must read if you are going to build a woodstrip canoe.

-  Canoeist on 01/07/2001 


 Because we are a very small company of two people we are not able to offer free shipping. The rates we charge are not inflated - they reflect the real cost of processing and shipping your order. 

When you order a book from us we provide three additional educational and useful magazines for free • CanoeRoots • Epoxyworks •West®System Tech Manual plus the Bear Mountain Study Plans catalogue. 
We ship each order out promptly. We provide all the free technical assistance and advice you need in a friendly and useful manner. You can call or email us any time to ask questions about your boat building project. Joan sometimes gets a bit behind on email responses, but she tries to be current.
We trust you will understand that we try very hard to do our best while remaining small and creative. We thank you for your interest in learning how to build your own boat and for your part in keeping this craft alive,  and hope that you will find our experience helpful. 

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