Seneca 140™ Canoe Plans

Seneca 140 Top View

The SENECA 140™ is a late 1998 design for the cedar strip canoeist and builder. Designed primarily as a solo tripping & recreational craft, it's highest stability is achieved using a wide stance kneeling position or sitting directly on the bottom, near the center.

Seneca 140 Side View

Featuring highly recurved stems reminiscent of Native American watercraft, this 14 foot beauty also offers generous tumblehome at the end quarters for paddling ease. It's size and weight will have you looking forward to the next "portage" or "carry". The SENECA 140's shallow arch hull and ample rocker combine with it's graceful sheer line to beautifully present a soon to be classic canoe!

Seneca 140 3/4 View

Seneca 140™ Specifications

Length Overall

14 feet


29 inches


1-1/4 inches

Depth (at center)

12 inches

Stem Height

19 inches

6-inch Freeboard Capacity

400 pounds

Completed Weight (with trim)

45 - 50 pounds

Station Spacing

13-3/16 inches on center (really helps with "staple-less" construction)

Amount of Cedar Needed to Build

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

Cloth & Epoxy Resin Needed to Build

14 yards 60 inch wide cloth & 2-1/2 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 (see "Ordering, Payment Method & Shipping Instructions")

Seneca 140 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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