The ROBIN is a design requested by a client who had already built one of our Wren stitch and tape ply canoes and who wanted a similar craft in strip planked construction with a sweet round bilge shape. The basic parameters for this design are similar to those of the Wren but we have taken the opportunity to introduce some tumblehome into the sectional shape making her wider at the waterline beam than at the gunwale edge. This makes her very stable and easy to paddle. We have also fined down the ends a little so that she tracks well.
Construction is of 6mm material which would be sheathed inside and out in glass cloth and epoxy resin. This gives a lightweight hull shell which is also able to take impact. There is no need to loft the boat as all the mould shapes are computer generated and faired.
16' Robin Particulars