Little Kate 11' Open Model Canoe

The Selway Fisher Little Kate open canoe is a modification of the classic John Rushton Wee Lassie design which he was producing over a hundred years ago.

The originals were of lapstrake Cedar planking but we have modified the design so that it can be built using the frameless ply/epoxy or stitch and tape construction.

She is very much a lightweight single man canoe easily portaged from water to water.

The plans are for a model of the wider 32" Little Kate.

Construction uses 0.4 - 0.75mm aircraft modelling plywood and the tack and tape (stitch and tape) construction method.

The plans give full-size plank shapes for the model. The planks are cut out of the thin plywood using scissors and held together with Sellotape before the seams are glued together using a PVA glue.

For details of the full-size Fisher Little Kate 11' canoe go to on the Selway Fisher Design web site.

Photos of the Little Kate model canoe

Photos of the full sized Little Kate canoe

Model Plans

The model plans consist of one A1 sheet giving full-size shapes for the construction plus six A4 sheets giving a photo sequence and instructions for the model's construction and fit-out for a similar canoe model. The scale is 1:7.5

Model Particulars

Hull Length 17 1/2" 444mm
Hull Beam 4 1/4" 109mm

Little Kate 11' Open Model Canoe Plan Price

  • UK £10 + £2.00 p&p
  • European Union (EU) £10 + £3.00 p&p
  • US/Elsewhere £8 + £4 p&p ($21 incl. Airmail)

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UK/EU £10 (inc. VAT)
US/ELSEWHERE £8 / $13

Model Boat Building Manual

Model Boat Building in Wood manual from Selway Fisher Design

UK: £21 Inc p&p
US: $40.00 Inc Airmail

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