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 Cedar Strip & Cedar Plank Canvas Canoes

For centuries boat builders have chosen ash and cedars and with good reason.  Yes, you can use a less expensive or more exotic wood, but chances are it contains too much resin, is more brittle to work with,  you'll end up building a lead-heavy canoe or it bucks tradition.  Flambeau Canoes take these two traditional woods and apply modern woodworking technologies to strengthen and lighten a traditional canoe. 

Cedar Plank Canvas Canoe.

Based on functionality of the Prospector Canoe and the pronounced stern of the Indian Girl, our design Lambeau, is a canoe may feels best loaded with gear on a remote wilderness lake, but its best designed for river tripping and small stream navigation making it versatile enough to be a good all round canoe. We mix old world crafting techniques with modern day materials to make a classic high performance, ultra light and ultra strong canoe. Optional Kevlar reinforced ribs and gunwales, Number 10 Duck Cloth, special performance water/fireproof cloth filler and coatings of marine paint, spar varnish and VU coatings. Stock colors Forest Green, Midnight Blue and Van Gough Red. Special order colors are available.

Cedar Strip Canoe.

Our design, the Thuja, is a showpiece canoe with cedar strips showing on both sides. We mix the same old world crafting techniques with modern day materials to make a classic high performance, ultra light and ultra strong canoe. Dacron aircraft fabric for ultra bonding and strength, PVA clear water resistant glue for strip stock, special performance waterproofing using a catalyzed polymer with iconic bonding and a VU poly varnish. Accent this canoe with laminated veneer logos, designs or personalization. Custom strips of various sizes and wood types can be incorporated into the design.

 

Display Canoe.

Cedar Strip or Plank Display Canoes work perfect with your cabin or lodge décor but are not intended for water use. Either of the above versions are available complete or as a kit, less the fabric and waterproof sealers. These canoes have a simple spar varnish inside and out or can be made with a painted outer. It’s a perfect conversation piece to hang in your rafters.
 

 

Flambeau Canoe Company
W5992 Little Chicago RD
Phillips, WI 54555