NORTHCREEK 160™ Canoe Plans

Northcreek Top View

A late 1997 design, The NORTHCREEK 160™ makes a nice size canoe for solo and tandem paddlers!
It features a "fuller" bow & stern with the hull designation being a round bottom (low initial stability), rather than a shallow arch type. Designed to be paddle from a wide-stance kneeling position for best handling characteristics and stability, the experienced canoeist will find this a responsive & lively craft.

Northcreek Side View

It will please the frequent visitor to lazy rivers and creeks, and can be as much a joy to paddle on "quiet" water too!
Looking for a nice sized, sport handling canoe? Take a look at the NORTHCREEK 160™.

Northcreek 3/4 View

Northcreek 160™ Specifications

Length Overall

16 feet


32 inches


1-1/2 inches

Depth (at center)

13 inches

Stem Height

21 inches

6-inch Freeboard Capacity

600 pounds

Completed Weight (with trim)

50 - 55 pounds

Station Spacing

13 inches on center (really helps with "staple-less" construction)

Amount of Cedar Needed to Build

40 board feet select grade (approximate) for cutting into strips

Cloth & Epoxy Resin Needed to Build

16 yards 60 inch wide cloth & 3 gallons Epoxy Resin ( 6-ounce cloth suggested )

Plans Include

Full size templates for copying onto your station material and our generously illustrated "Building Hints" packet & e-mail support!


$45.00 (see "Ordering, Payment Method & Shipping Instructions")

Northcreek Lines View

This canoe hull design does not use an integral stem. It is built in the David Hazen / Gil Gilpatrick style of stripping.

Note: The plans assume you are thoroughly familiar with the actual construction process of a Cedar Strip Canoe using epoxy resin and fiberglass cloth. Although it includes our generously illustrated Building Hints packet, we do not include "step by step" instructions.

For first time builders, we highly recommend BUILDING A STRIP CANOE (2nd Revised Edition), by Gil Gilpatrick

·  Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; 2 Rev

    Exp edition (November 1, 2010)

·  Language: English

·  ISBN-10: 1565234839

·  ISBN-13: 978-1565234833

Check your local Public Library, bookstore or some of the online bookstores, such as for a copy.

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