Build your own Fox Decked
Double Paddle Canoe
May 22-27, 2017 at Mann Tool and Supply
In this one week class you can build your own Fox, a decked double paddle canoe, a boat intended for protected waters along the coast, for lakes and for all those appealing backwaters and creeks you are always driving by and meaning to explore someday.
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.
$2,200 includes instruction fees, complete Fox kit and online video access.
The fox kit is CNC cut with stitch-and-glue construction. Everything needed to build the boat is included. 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. Take your finished boat down to the coast or use her on the lakes and rivers closer to home.
She is 14’7” long with a beam of 30"; the finished weight is just over 40 pounds. In a review featured in WoodenBoats’s 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.
The only thing better then getting out on our local waters is getting out in a fine boat you build yourself!
Instructor: Bill Thomas, a former Columbia resident, is a custom woodworker, studio artist and small boat designer who now lives in Maine. Teaching: WoodenBoat School (ME), Chewonki (ME), Lowell’s Boat Shop (MA), Penland School of Craft (NC), Bascom Center of the Arts (NC) and online course instructor at Craftsy and Off Center Harbor; registered Maine Guide and leader of on-water kayaking classes.