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William Warren
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Jim,

I’ve built several 11′ pirogues which is sort of canoe like but is flat bottomed. It is native American in origin and the Cajuns perfected it. They can be made in different lengths for different loadings. I find mine very stable and not to heavy.

I have had a couple of poly canoes over the years to and they tend to be less tippy if they are the longer and wider models. Anything under 14′ is going to be tippy.

But canoes can be used without fear of going over with a bit of practice.

I guess you already know why the crocs have that permanent toothy smile on their snouts. Be careful on the water.

Edit: Here is a guy I grew up with that lives in Melbourne and builds boats. He may be able to give some advice if he is still around. Check out his builds.

http://www.mackhorton.com/Mack_Horton/Home.html

Duncan