15' Solo/Tandem Canoe
Ami is a 15-foot version of the Mon amie. Its name is French for “friend” or “pal” as both of these models are inspired by the Chestnut Pal.
I was looking for a canoe I could portage into out-of-the-way lakes for fishing. I wanted something that I could handle myself for solo camping trips yet would also accommodate a partner in day-excursions. It had to have good initial stability to support the occasional cast from a standing position, yet also paddle well and be seaworthy.
Eureka! I have found it – this canoe does all that and more. It is surprisingly nimble and fast for a 15′ canoe with good initial stability. Very responsive paddled solo and tandem. The prototype was set up with a sliding bow seat that slides to the yoke and can be used to trim the canoe paddling solo facing the stern (why didn’t I think of this sooner?).
Moderate tumblehome, 1-1/2″ of rocker with a shallow-arched bottom.
|Width at gunwale||33"|
|Width at beam||34"|
|Width at 4" WL||33"|
|Depth at midships||12.5"|
|Height at ends||21 1/2"|
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