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Hiawatha 15
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a light displacement easy-paddling canoe

· Length 15'
· Maximum beam 33.5"
· Beam waterline 31"
· Beam gunnel 33.5"
· Bow height 21.5"
· Centre depth 12.25"
· Draft 4.25"
· Displacement 320 lbs.
· Wetted surface 24.2 sq.ft.
· Weight to immerse 115 lb/in
· Prismatic coefficient 0.525
· Weight 40 to 50 lbs.
· Keel-less or shoe keel

This traditional looking Bear Mountain design has a sheer-line and bow profile reminiscent of the early 'Canadian' style canoe. Below the waterline, the hull is a more up-to-date shape for paddling efficiency. The hull is a shallow arch with a moderately flat keel-line that flows into a shallow vee to become a fine deep vee at the bow for directional stability, speed and maneuverability. The vee is carried as far back as possible, acting as a keel, it contributes to directional stability without sacrificing maneuverability.

The Hiawatha is a general purpose recreational canoe of light displacement, designed in the tradition of contemporary American cruisers, achieving its optimum waterline shape when paddled level, rather than heeled over. A good solo canoe, it is also very fast and responsive with a double blade paddle.

All our full size canoe plans include the following:
- Full-size drawings showing the profile, plan and section shape of the hull.
- Full size plans for the mold stations.
- Full size plans for stem molds.
- The booklet 'Building a Bear Mountain Style Canoe'
- WEST SYSTEM® technical manual

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