The fifteen foot Cottager free strip canoe plans the water a paddleboard size flat section, that gives her loads of initial stability. This symmetrical design with a slight recurve to the stems is fun to build and a joy to take along for a relaxing sunset paddle. Grab the double blade 'cause the Tadpole feels remarkably stable with floor level free strip canoe plans. It is what I perceived to be the ideal small solo canoe for Canadian wilderness travel. The designed displacement is adequate for a large paddler on a long weekend trip or a smaller paddler on longer trips.