Rob Roy

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Rob Roy

Post by Andre » Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:24 am

Just started building a Rob Roy Solo. After having built and finished a 17' Endeavour in March of this year a 13' canoe seems easy and pleasant to build.

Anyone ever built a Rob Roy? I am curious about what you would have selected as a seat.

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Re: Rob Roy

Post by alick burt » Wed Dec 23, 2015 12:22 pm

I haven't built a Rob Roy but I think I have seen them with a seat that is fixed directly to the bottom of the hull with blocks.
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Re: Rob Roy

Post by hughhallhh56 » Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:55 pm

I built two of them last year. I mounted my seats to the bottom with epoxy and a support in the middle.

Here is a picture of the finished canoe showing the seat location and the back support.


I used a simple seat based on Jim Dodds pictures that uses snowshoe nylon flat tubing. ... eazmlf.jpg ... qbjk92.jpg

Have fun.


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Re: Rob Roy

Post by Rick in Pender Harbour » Sun Jan 24, 2016 12:10 pm

I have built more than a dozen wee lassies, always use a support on the bottom, and pre-woven cane from Lee Valley pressed into a groove in the frame with a spline. It's quick, looks good, and is easy to replace (in 10 years or so) when you need to. use a backrest suspended from the thwart and straps back from the gunwales, and a dowel for a footrest.


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