Laker Canoe 17′
Custom order your cedar strip canoe
This award winning 17′ Laker canoe is in stock and is available. It won best craftmanship in its class at the 2019 Skaneateles, NY Antique Boat Show.
If you would like me to build one for you give me a call at 315-380-1142. They take a while to build. So you will need to be patient. I build one-at-a-time on commission.
This canoe is a 17′ Laker. It is a flat bottom canoe that handles great on lakes. It can carry lots of cargo. This canoe weighs approx. 72 lbs.
The seats are caned with a synthetic caning material so it has more flexibility, is more comfortable, and will not rot.
We use cedar strips on the hull with ash and western red cedar for accent strips. The seats, yokes, thwarts, and gunwales are all made of cherry and the front and back stems are made of ash. The decks are made of cherry wood with ash accent strips.
The entire hull of the canoe is encased in fiberglass that is clear and invisible to the eye but gives the canoe strength and protects the cedar from scratches and dings. We then add on several coats of gloss marine varnish on the entire canoe. We use a dull marine varnish on the floor to make it less slippery when wet.
If you are unable to pick up the canoe we can have it freighted to you and an additional cost.
So, if you are up to owning one of these beautiful canoes and want to be the envy of all who are around, call me and let the adventure begin.
Owner of Up-A-Creek