New Project: 15′ Motor Canoe

A preliminary drawing of my motor canoe.

After successfully mounting an outboard motor to my old fishing canoe, I am now planning on building a dedicated motor canoe. The goal is to come out with an efficient and light boat that can be powered with a small outboard engine. Ideally I would want the hull section to weigh under 50 pounds so I can car-top it myself; but most likely it will be in 70-90 pound range.

The boat will be as narrow as possible for speed through the water being stabilized by the two outriggers on the back. Rear outriggers will also provide extra buoyancy for the stern-mounted motor. Plus, they look really awesome and make the boat look like a spaceship.