This is a model of one of Selway Fisher's most popular canoe designs - she was originally designed for a client in Australia who wanted a lightweight canoe to explore the outback with.
A couple of hundred Christine's have been built all round the world, some by schools and training organisations. More details of the full-size canoe can be found at on the Selway Fisher Design Christine page
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 and seat shapes etc 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.
These 3 photos show examples of the full-size Christine - she was designed as a 4 plank (per side) canoe but the full-size plans now also include the plank shapes for a 5 plank version.
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.
|Hull Length||21 7/8"||555mm|
|Hull Beam||4 1/2"||115mm|
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