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    Default Dragon Boat plans? (20 man row boat)

    Anybody know of some plans for one of these monsters? My service club may try to have dragon boat races for a fund raiser. We need a couple boats first. Plywood construction would probably be easiest and most economical.

    I meant 20 man paddle boat.
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    Default Re: Dragon Boat plans? (20 man row boat)

    Here's a link to a place in Melbourne that has a plans package

    http://www.woodenboatcentre.com.au/Dragon_Boats.htm

    GregF

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    Default Re: Dragon Boat plans? (20 man row boat)

    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Grant View Post
    Anybody know of some plans for one of these monsters? My service club may try to have dragon boat races for a fund raiser. We need a couple boats first. Plywood construction would probably be easiest and most economical.
    In the UK the British Dragon Boat racing Association organise taster days - our canoe club hosted one and about a dozen local clubs (football rugby etc) turned out for a day's fun racing.

    http://www.dragonboat.org.uk/

    There might be something similar where you are.
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    Default Re: Dragon Boat plans? (20 man row boat)

    Selway Fisher have plans for a 40' Dragon Boat which takes 10 paddlers. just how big would a canoe be for 20!
    http://www.selway-fisher.com/Opcan17.htm#DRAGON

    this just the 35' 8 man one.


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    Default Re: Dragon Boat plans? (20 man row boat)

    Longer - paddled with two paddlers per bench, plus drummer and steersman.
    Usually transported broken into three parts (plus head and drum).

    Awesome speed - and very poor brakes.

    If you want to compete - please make sure you have a class legal boat
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    Default Re: Dragon Boat plans? (20 man row boat)

    Andrew, I have a design for a 20-man Dragon Boat. I am unable to tell you about it here because that would be advertising my wares and therefore conravene the self-promotion bans of the WBF. Contact me at mmason1@bwr.eastlink.ca if you are interested in finding out more.
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