Ranger 15

Traditional Pleasure Canoe
Ranger 15 strip built canoe plans
Canoe plans for ranger 15
Ranger 15 by Joshua Sorrell
Ranger 15 by Sam Andrews
Ranger 15 by Timm Simon
Ranger 15 by the Yeung Family

The Prospector models built by the Chestnut Canoe Company were made in lengths from 12 to 18 ft. filling a need for a canoe with greater carrying capacity than the Pleasure and Cruiser models but not as large as the Freight canoes.

This model, the 15’ 'Ranger' is a sweet shape. It has the same end shape and highly rockered hull of the 16’ Prospector. With a flattened shallow arch bottom and full ends, the Ranger is stable, strong and a good load carrier. If you are looking for a canoe in the fifteen foot range with some history and good all round paddling characteristics, this might be the one you are looking for.

Body Plan Drawing
Ranger 15 body plan drawing
Profile Drawing
Ranger 15 canoe profile drawing
Plan (Top View) Drawing
Ranger 15 canoe plan drawing


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Length Ft Beam In Beam Gunnel (in) Waterline Length Ft Waterline Beam In Design Displacement Lbs Draft In Waterplane Area Sq Ft Wetted Area Sq Ft Surface Area Sq Ft Volume Cu Ft
15.00 35.20 33.50 14.40 33.70 375.00 4.00 24.40 26.80 55.00 28.50

Secondary Measurements

Prismatic Coefficient Block Coef Midship Area Coefficient Waterplane Area Coefficient Lateral Plane Coef Sinkage Moments to change trim 1 inch Righting Moment at 1 degree Vertical Center of Gravity above DWL
0.56 0.44 0.80 0.61 0.98 116.00 84.60 17.40 14.00

Stability Curves

Predicted Drag