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Bob's Special Lines
Bob's Special Canoe

Bob’s Special

"The Chestnut 50-lb. Special has been designed to meet a certain demand for an extremely light weight canoe of good carrying capacity and has proved very popular. Owing to its width and flat bottom it is very steady and the ends are low, making it easy to portage through the brush." ...from the 1950 Chestnut Canoe Co. catalogue.

Forty years later it is one of their better known models, favoured by fishermen and solo trippers. The moderate rocker and soft bilges make this a great canoe for traditional style solo paddling.

In order to adapt to strip planking, some modifications to the original lines have been made. A shoe keel was recommended on the original canoe because of the light weight ribs and planking. Since they are not saying it is for directional stability, we can assume that the keel is optional.

Length 15'
Maximum beam 36"
Beam waterline 33"
Beam gunnel 34"
Bow height 19.5"
Centre Depth 13"
Draft 4"
Displacement 345 lbs.
Wetted surface 25.9 sq.ft.
Weight to immerse 122 lb/in
Prismatic coefficient .543
Weight 45 to 50 lb
Keel-less or shoe keel

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