Prospector 15' 8" Model Canoe

This is the Selway Fisher version of an old favourite - the Prospector type open canoe. The original Prospectors were originally designed in Canada and known as the "workhorse of the North".

They had to have a good carrying capacity for all of the Prospector's gear and they had to work well through white water and wilderness.

Construction uses 0.4 - 0.75mm aircraft modeling 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.

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

Photos of the full size Prospector

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" 475mm
Hull Beam 3 1/2" 89mm

Prospector 15' 8" 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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US/ELSEWHERE £8 / $13

Model Boat Building Manual

Model Boat Building in Wood manual from Selway Fisher Design

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US: $40.00 Inc Airmail

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