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Swift Canoe 16

Post by ced1204 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:25 pm

Hi there,

I am interested in building a boat for the first time. Before I purchase any plan, I would please like some help.

I was looking at the SC16 as it looks pretty simple to build and fairly easy to move around.

Does this design will be able to handle and plane with an 8hp engine with 2-3 passengers on board. I will use the boat to cruise in the lagoon in 1-2meters deep.

Thanking you in advance for your help.



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Re: Swift Canoe 16

Post by pee wee » Mon May 13, 2019 3:46 pm

It looks like you didn't get a response yet, did you see this paragraph in the study plans?

"Rigged with a 6 HP outboard, the Swift will plane with 2 people (350 lbs) on board. Heavier loads will require more HP. We know that most owners of square stern canoes use larger engines but 6 HP is the limit calculated with the USCG formula."

It sounds like you may be fine with this boat as long as planing with 3 people isn't required.

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