Canoe in the Scottish Highlands
Canoe on beach Loch Carron
I bought my canoe on e-bay as is similar to those designed by Percy Blandford and was probably built in the 1950s or 60s. It was originally canvas covered but I re-covered it in PVC (however I am not sure if that was an improvement!) It is 14 feet long and has a 26 inch beam. You can still buy Percy Blandford canoe plans from Clark Craft in the USA. On the following pages you can read about the various trips that I have made with Drifter.
Birth of the Drifter (Buying the boat and re-covering) Torridon to Sheildaig Loch Kishorn and the Plockton islands Loch Maree Kaikoura buoyancy aid Ardmair Ullapool
Links which I have found useful:
Clark Craft Canvas Kayak Website The UK Sea Kayak Guidebook Canoeing and Kayaking guidelines
Kayak Wiki (a good source for information) The Expert Center (A really good site for all sorts of information and instruction from Rolling to Roof Racks) The Historic canoe and Kayak association
I would be happy to receive comments or question Contact me