Peterborough 15' 7" Model Canoe

The name 'Peterborough' was often used to describe any open Canadian type canoe but more especially those with a lightly rockered hull which had a moderate beam and some tumblehome.

The Fisher Peterborough has relatively narrow waterlines fore and aft to make her quick to paddle and a stable shallow veed bottom amidships with tumblehome to make her stable with a narrow beam.

Details of the full-size Fisher Peterbourgh canoe can be found on the Selway Fisher Design web site.

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.

Photos of the full sized Peterbough 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.

Model Particulars

Hull Length 18 3/4" 476mm
Hull Beam 3 1/4" 82mm

Peterborough 15' 7" 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 £8 (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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