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.
The Fisher Peterborough 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.
Details of the full-size Fisher Peterbourgh canoe can be found on the Selway Fisher Design web site.
Construction uses 0.4 - 0.75mm aircraft modelling plywood and the tack and tape (stitch and tape) construction method. The plans give full-size plank shapes 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.
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 for a similar canoe model.
|Hull Length||18 3/4"||476mm|
|Hull Beam||3 1/4"||82mm|
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