Our Redbird "Gina"

This Bear Mountain design was the first boat I built. My good friend John and I began construction in December 2003. John lives 700 miles south of me, so we worked on the canoe when he came to visit. We launched her March 15, 2005 on the Colorado River in central TX.

John and I on the Moosecamp River, BWCA June 2008

Length: 17’6″
Weight: 55lbs
Hull: 3/16″ redwood heartwood and sapwood
Stems: walnut
Gunwales: cherry with walnut scuppers
Thwarts: walnut
Decks: walnut
Seats: cherry