The Wannigan is a canoeists food box and I have my own wood strip version that I made to fit my Peterborough Classic Canoe. Like my boats it is made from strips and covered with fibreglass cloth and resin. The lid seals when closed making it waterproof to keep the contents dry and also providing extra buoyancy in the event of a capsize. Inside is a removable tray which I find very useful as you can remove it with a few small items in it and close the lid to use as a flat surface.
When on board it slides in under the gunwales of the canoe. This one is a prototype and I am happy to make you one like it for £700 or of a simpler construction or design for a more affordable price. If you would like one made to fit your canoe it is a simple matter of providing me with cardboard templates, please enquire.
Woodstrip Wannigan. £700.00
This trolley is my own design and comes with several useful features that you will not find on other canoe trolleys. It can be folded up to make it more compact when in the canoe.
Where I paddle the portages at the different locks vary. At some I can use the trolley easily but at others there are gates and steps to negotiate. When there are gates and steps it is really useful to have a trolley that can be used to carry other things and I have made mine to carry paddles and other things in the slot strapped in by a bungee allowing your gear to go in one trip and the canoe to be carried in one other so you do not have to make multiple trips at each lock.
Portage Trolley. £45.00
Moveable Kneeling Thwart
Many canoeists use kneeling thwarts. Kneeling gives you more control of the edging of your canoe and in the long term is better for your back.
In order to balance your canoe and provide better trim it is useful to a thwart that can be moved back or forward in the canoe. I designed this thwart with that in mind and also made it so this can be done without tools.it is also made so that it is removable making it easier to move around should you wish to move to one of your seats for a while or in the event of a capsize you will not be trapped.
Removable Adjustable Kneeling Thwart. £150.00