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Redbird 17-6
Redbird 17 in the foreground
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a fast light daytripper

· Length 17' 7.5"
· Maximum beam 33.5"
· Beam waterline 33.6"
· Beam gunnel 32.25"
· Bow height 21.25"
· Centre Depth 12"
· Draft 4"
· Displacement 370 lbs.
· Wetted surface 27.0 sq. ft.
· Weight to immerse 128 lb/in
· Prismatic coefficient 0.496
· Weight 50 to 60 lbs.
· Keel-less or shoe keel

This Bear Mountain design is an efficient wilderness canoe that has proven exceptionally seaworthy, even in heavy seas around the Magdalen Islands in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the North Sea. Its keeless shallow-arch hull with moderate rocker combines with a long waterline and fine entry to make it a fast responsive boat. The bow and stern profile are reminiscent of the Long Nose Ojibwa Rice Harvesting canoe. The sides have a moderate tumblehome for lateral strength and to allow outwales wide enough to turn aside waves and spray.

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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