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Designs & Professional Building Plans


  1. Canoes

  2. Kayaks

  3. Small Boats

 

Why Buy a Bear Mountain Plan?

Produced and Tested by Professionals

• Take advantage of forty years of wooden boat building experience by creating your own canoe, kayak or small boat with plans from Bear Mountain Boats. We  provide you with a professional package of plans faired by renowned Canadian yacht designer Steve Killing. 

• tested in the Bear Mountain workshop, and the workshops of countless satisfied customers around the world. These easy to follow plans will save you close to twenty hours of drawing time.

• Choosing plans from Bear Mountain Boats will also gain you the support of the Bear Mountain staff throughout the entire building process, including the expertise of craftsman and co-owner Ted Moores.

You will also have the support of the community of past Bear Mountain boat customers through our online builder’s forum. This is a great interactive resource to help you with everything from design selection to troubleshooting.

Past customers agree that “anyone can build a Bear Mountain boat” and our step by step plans are easy to follow that you might find that the hardest part of the project is choosing between over two dozen design options.

 

Why are the plans half lines?

Our objective is to give you the most accurate plans at a reasonable price. Traditionally, boat plans have been presented as half-breaths so I would have to question the availability of boat plans with a sheet for every station from reputable suppliers; and for very good reasons. The problem we are dealing with is the instability of paper. I have seen plans of common paper grow 1/8" across 12" in one week in a humid environment. You can imagine the amount of work needed to fair a mould cut from individual pieces of paper that have all adjusted to different sizes. We address this problem a number of ways.

Our plans are printed on high quality paper with a high rag content. The stability of this expensive paper is far superior to copy paper but there is still the possibility of some change. Working from plans that are on one sheet means that if there is a change, it happens to all the stations equally and they stay in proportion. Tracing one side of the mould and flopping it on the centreline ensures that the hull with always be symmetrical. Also note that the plans are shipped in a sealed plastic tube - the plans are sealed in the tube immediately after printing so we can be sure they arrive at 100%.

While this may sound like a lot of work just to get the shape of your mould, controlling the shape that this stage is more than compensated for by what could have been done later. Builders know that trying to fair a mould with inaccurate stations is a confusing and endless job - it is hard to know if you should add on to one station or cut the next down and how much.

All our full size 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'
• Epoxyworks newsletter
• WEST SYSTEM® Technical Manual

• Build a Bear Mountain Style Canoe (or Kayak) 

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Bob's Special 15'

$95.00

• Length 15'• Maximum beam 36"• Beam waterline 33"• Beam gunnel 34"• Bow height 19.5"• Centre Depth 13"• Draft 4"• Displacement 345 lbs.• Wetted surface 25.9 sq.ft.• Weight to immerse 122 lb/in•...
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C1 Marathon Racing Canoe 18'6"

$125.00

A specialized canoe for the racing enthusiast. • Length - 18' 6"• Beam - 32"• Beam WL - 26"• Depth - 12"• Draft - 3"• Weight - 28-56 lbs• Designed...
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Chaa Creek Expedition 19'9"

$110.00

High performance and high volume • Length - 19' 9"• Beam - 33 1/2"• Depth - 13 1/2"• Draft - 5 "• Weight - 60 lbs.• Designed by Steve Killing...
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Champlain 16

$95.00

A popular Peterborough Classic • Length 16'• Maximum beam 32.5"• Beam w/l 29.5"• Beam gunnel 31.5"• Bow height 26"• Centre Depth 13.5"• Draft 4"• Displacement 325 lbs• Wetted surface 24.5...
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Chestnut Prospector 16

$95.00

A large volume tripping canoe • Length 16' • Maximum beam 35" • Beam waterline 33.25" • Bow height 19.25" • Centre depth 13.25" • Displacement 420 lbs. • Draft...
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Cottage Cruiser 15/6

$95.00

• Length 15'6.5"• Maximum beam 35"• Beam waterline 31.75"• Bow height 20"• Centre depth 13.5"• Draft 4"• Displacement 337 lbs• Wetted surface 22.85 sq.ft• Weight to immerse 132 lb/in• Prismatic coefficient 0.525• Weight...
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Endeavour 17' Kayak Plan

$125.00

A fast, comfortable, sleek, modern kayak • Length 17'• Maximum beam 23.5"• Beam waterline 22"• Beam gunnel 23.5"• Bow height 14"• Centre depth 7.5"• Draft 4"• Displacement 280 lbs.• Wetted...
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Freedom 15'

$95.00

• Length 15'• Maximum beam 33.25"• Beam waterline 33.4"• Beam gunnel 34.3"• Bow height 19.25"• Centre depth 13.1"• Draft 4.46"• Displacement 400 lbs• Wetted surface 28.0 sq.ft.• Weight to immerse...
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Freedom 15'3" or 16'2" Solo

$95.00

A fine solo tripping canoe • Length 15'3" or 16'2"• Maximum beam 30.0"• Beam waterline 26.5"• Beam gunnel 26.2"• Bow height 17.5"• Centre depth 12"• Draft 3.0"• Displacement 220 lbs.•...
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Freedom 17

$95.00

A modern efficient tripping canoe • Length 17'• Maximum beam 33.4"• Beam waterline 31.75"• Beam gunnel 32.5"• Bow height 19.25"• Centre depth 13.25"• Draft 4.25"• Displacement 420 lbs.• Wetted surface...
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Freedom 17'9"

$95.00

A big volume efficient canoe • Length 17' 9"• Maximum beam 36"• Beam waterline 32.5"• Beam gunnel 36"• Bow height 21"• Centre depth 14.5"• Draft 4"• Displacement 420 lbs.• Wetted...
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Hiawatha 15'

$95.00

A light displacement easy-paddling canoe • Length 15'• Maximum beam 33.5"• Beam waterline 31"• Beam gunnel 33.5"• Bow height 21.5"• Centre depth 12.25"• Draft 4.25"• Displacement 320 lbs.• Wetted surface...
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Huron Cruiser 15'9"

$95.00

Traditional yet sleek • Length 15'9"• Maximum beam 32.5"• Beam waterline 30.25"• Beam gunnel 31"• Bow height 22"• Centre Depth 13.5"• Draft 4"• Displacement 335 lbs.• Wetted surface 25.5 sq.ft.•...
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J.G. Brown Lorna 16'

$95.00

A slim sweet hull for experienced paddlers "Lorna", the inspiration for this design, was built about 1900 by the J.G.Brown Mfg. Co., Lakefield, Ontario, Canada. The canoe has been paddled...

Nomad 17

$95.00
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Nomad 17

$95.00

A traditional tripping canoe • Length 17'• Maximum beam 35"• Beam w/l 32.6"• Beam gunnel 34"• Bow height 25"• Centre Depth 14.5"• Draft 4.5"• Displacement 416 lbs.• Wetted surface 28.6...
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Ontario Whitehall 16' Rowing Boat

$145.00

The Whitehall is a modern interpretation of a centuries old harbour rowing boat. Using woodstrip epoxy building techniques, this 16' boat weighs in at 110 pounds (approx 50 kilos). The...
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Peterborough Canadien 16

$95.00

The boat your father loved • Length 16'• Maximum beam 31.5"• Beam waterline 30.3"• Beam gunnel 30"• Bow height 22"• Centre depth 12.5"• Draft 4"• Displacement 350 lbs• Wetted surface...
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Prospector Ranger 15

$95.00

A pocket-sized prospector • Length 15'• Maximum beam 35.2"• Beam waterline 33.72"• Beam gunnel 33.5"• Bow height 22"• Centre depth 13.5"• Draft 4"• Displacement 375 lbs• Wetted surface 26.8 sq.ft.•...
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Redbird 17'6"

$95.00

A fast light day tripper • 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...
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Reliance 20-8 Kayak Plan

$125.00

Pleasure for two  • Length 20'8"• Maximum beam 28.5"• Beam waterline 27"• Beam gunnel 28.5"• Bow height 16"• Centre depth 9"• Draft 4.8"• Displacement 510 lbs.• Wetted surface 32.7 sq.ft.•...
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Resolute 16'6" Kayak Plan

$125.00

Large capacity, stable yet pleasing to the eye  • Length 16'6"• Maximum beam 25.5"• Beam waterline 24"• Beam gunnel 25.5"• Bow height 13.5"• Centre depth 7"• Draft 3.5"• Displacement 260...
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Rice Lake Skiff

$125.00

Traditional outboard skiff • Length 13'9"• Maximum beam 48"• Beam waterline 38"• Beam gunnel 48"• Bow height 19"• Centre depth 16"• Draft 4.8"• Displacement 400 lbs.• Wetted surface 30.7 sq.ft.•...
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Rob Roy Solo 13

$95.00

A classic double paddle solo canoe • Length 12' 10.5"• Maximum beam 27"• Beam waterline 24.5"• Beam gunnel 27"• Bow height 17"• Centre depth 10.2"• Draft 4"• Displacement 210 lbs.•...
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Solo Tripper 17

$95.00

A fast light day tripper • Length 17'• Maximum beam 30.7"• Beam waterline 28.5"• Beam gunnel 25"• Bow height 16"• Centre depth 11.25"• Stern height 14"• Draft 3"• Displacement 244...
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Stony Lake Double Ended Rowing Boat

$125.00

Peterborough style double ended rowing skiff • Length 16 ft.• Maximum beam 42"• Beam waterline 36"• Beam gunnel 42"• Bow height 20"• Centre depth 15.5"• Draft 4.4"• Displacement 400 lbs.•...
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True North XPD 19/3 Kayak Plan

$125.00

A high capacity modern solo kayak  • Length 19'3"• Maximum beam 25.5"• Beam waterline 24"• Beam gunnel 25.5"• Bow height 15"• Centre depth from sheer 9"• Draft 4"• Displacement 360 lbs.•...
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Venture 14 Kayak Plan

$125.00

A sporty kayak for smaller paddlers  • Length 14'• Maximum beam 22"• Beam waterline 20.5"• Beam gunnel 22"• Bow height 13"• Centre depth 7"• Draft 3.5"• Displacement 200 lbs.• Wetted...

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