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. Our example 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. We have given her 5 planks per side in order to produce a well rounded and attractive hull shape which is not difficult to build using stitch and tape techniques. She will be excellent for lake and river paddling. She uses 4 sheets of 4,5 or 6mm Exterior or Marine plywood and weighs approximately 60 lbs when made with 4mm ply.
Below - "After a relaxing year's building (plenty of drinking coffee in the garage and waiting for epoxy/varnish to cure!) I finally completed my selway fisher Peterborough canoe just in time for Katharine and my wedding last Thursday, the 30th of July 2015. Weather conditions held and we canoed from the pier where the ceremony was held for a short distance to shore where our marquee was set up. We practiced all week in the run up and my new bride got neither wet or muddy so all successful there! Thank you so much for the fantastic plans, book and bags of advice I got when I phoned doubting the strength of epoxy welding prior to stitch removal! We love our boat (named "yearling") and look forward to many blissful family trips here in Northern Ireland" - Mark and Katharine Teggarty.