Gecko325 - Canoe Plans

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Gecko325 - Canoe Plans

45.00

Purpose: Single young adult’s day tripper or single adventurous adult for fun.
Hull Style: Multi-chined shallow vee hull.
Length: 3.25m
Beam: 0.65m
Designed Capacity: 105kgs
Flotation: 55kgs
Hull Weight: ~11kgs
Plywood: 2 x 4mm Marine Plywood 

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Gecko325

This canoe is a smaller more refined hull with a lower seat that is also a flotation box. Built from 4mm marine plywood this single person hull comes in at around 15kgs depending on final trimmings and paint. This hull was primarily designed for a single young adult by will support the weight of an adult. Being easily car top-able, it is ideally suited for day trips or school groups. The combined buoyancy of the sealed end compartments and the seat are 55kgs like the Gecko375 but at a smaller size.

An album of photographs from a GECKO425 build can be found on Flickr HERE

In The Plans

SHEET 1 : General arrangement with dimensions.
SHEET 2: Full plywood sheet layout and lofting dimensions.
SHEET 3: Canoe kit parts layout and perspective views.
SHEET 4: Illustrated stitch and glue techniques and diagrams.


About the Gecko stich and glue canoe range

The Gecko range of canoes are a lightweight entry level, cost-effective way of getting home builders into wooden boat building. The Gecko’s have 4 planks per a side and are an open style canoe designed with comfort and stability in mind but not at the expense of aesthetics. The hull has a slight vee amidships that tapers off to a fine entry at either end, giving great directional stability. Developed with the aid of specialty computer-based software the Gecko canoes are not only the most accurate design on the market but also the most cost-effective. 

Built as stitch and glue (or stitch and tape) method of construction, a builder needs no previous experience in order to end up with a fantastic final result. Building with either cable ties or copper wire the builder simply needs to “stitch” the hull panels together and add epoxy fillets and fibreglass tape to finish up. This enables the users to quickly assemble the hull and see immediate results for their efforts. 

These canoes are designed for general purpose activities, available in a range of sizes depending on the intended use. Plans and kits are available. Plans come with perspective drawings, a suggested nesting pattern and the exact dimension for lofting your own hull; full-size patterns for bulkheads and seats are available upon request. The kits include a set of plans and assembly instructions, arriving at your door as fully computer cut panels including 100% accurate stitching holes and asymmetric finger joints for the perfect alignment of panels.