THISTLE (FIN BOAT)
The Fin boat is designed to be propelled like
a fish. She has an extremely flexible fin at
her transom which is controlled by reciprocating
foot pedals. Thus, using your strongest
muscles, she can be propelled and steered by
legs alone, leaving the operator's hands
free for navigating. or binocular and camera
use. Although capable of keeping up with
any oar or paddle propelled boat of her length,
she is at her best silently swimming
close to wildlife or just enjoying the water-borne
equivalent of an afternoon walk.
Weight 65 Ibs.
Hull type: Flat bottomed, round sided semi-open
Construction: Lap streak cedar.
Intended capacity: 1
Propulsion: Pedal powered fin.
Skill needed: Basic to intermediate wood and
Lofting required: No
Alternative construction: Glued lap plywood (not
Plans consist of 7 sheets:
1. Lines, offsets and setup jig;
2. Construction and scantlings
3. Full sized patterns
4. additional full sized patterns
5. Full sized fin propulsion details
6. Pedals and fin
7. More full sized fin propulsion details.
A 36 pg. instruction booklet is included.
Cost per set $65.00