LOA: 16 ft.
LWL: 15 ft. 9 in.
BOA: 34 in.
BWL: 32 in.
Disp @ 5 in. WL: 475 lbs.
I wanted something big enough to fit the whole family (at least while the kids a little) but not too big. 16 feet seemed like a good compromise. I took inspiration from a variety of sources, including the Pakcanoe, and various John Winters designs.
The design will use plywood frames, aluminum stringers, and PVC skin. The stringers will attach to the frames using HDPE "clips" similar to the full HDPE frame construction of Yost kayaks. The skinning process will also be similar to the method Yost uses, with some adaptations to an open canoe design. I am planning to have a floor of some kind, but I have not fully figured that out yet. I am also considering using some inflatible sponsons (like the Pakcanoe) on the sides to provide structure and floatation.
The canoe should "fold up" relatively small. The stringers will break down to approximately 6 foot sections, and the skin will be rolled up. The frames will stack up and should "nest" fairly well, due to the wide variety of sizes and "U" shape.
Thats it for now, I guess the next step is to buy some stuff!