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Macgregor sailing canoe

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by davidrparker, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. davidrparker

    davidrparker Curious about Wooden Canoes

    I'm interested in building a Macgregor canoe and wondered if anyone here has built one. How difficult was she to build and how does she sail?
  2. Dan Mehlman

    Dan Mehlman Curious about Wooden Canoes


    I have not built one yet, but I'm very interested and I've just started one. Probably a one year project at the rate I can work on it.
    Here's the results of some research-

    Web sites:


    In addition to the plans and the meager booklet that comes with them, I bought the following three books which are all helpful:

    Clinker Plywood Boatbuilding Manual, Iain Oughtred
    Ultralight Boatbuilding, Thomas Hill
    How to Build Glued-Lapstrake Wooden boats, Brooks & Hill

    I hope this helps. I'm interested in any other info, too. Dan
  3. Dan Mehlman

    Dan Mehlman Curious about Wooden Canoes

  4. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    Tom Moen built this one a couple years ago (as his first boatbuilding project if I remember correctly) and I just built another set of these sails for Dennis Rioux, who is building a MacGregor as we speak. I'll send you their e-mail addresses and you might want to contact them. They're both nice guys and should be able to give you some idea of what the project is like. There is a thread about Tom's boat here:

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  5. Dan Mehlman

    Dan Mehlman Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Thanks Todd for the additional info- In case the questioner doesn't know it, I should have put your essential book on the list,too.
    "Canoe Rig" by Todd Bradshaw

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