# What is the beam on a canoe?

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## How do you calculate the freeboard of a canoe?

Divide the displaced volume by the cross-sectional area of the submerged part of the boat calculated above. The result is the submerged depth of the boat. Subtract the submerged depth from the gunwale height. The result is the freeboard.

## What size is a standard canoe?

How long is a standard canoe? A standard canoe is generally between 14.5′ and 17′ long. As we’ve said the average length of a canoe is 16′ long and this fits right in the middle of our standard, medium-sized canoe length. Standard canoes, 16′ long, are the most popular length canoes.

## What is a gunnel on a canoe?

On a canoe, the gunwale is typically the widened edge at the top of its hull, reinforced with wood, plastic or aluminum, to carry the thwarts. On a narrowboat or canal boat, the gunwale is synonymous with the side deck – a narrow ledge running the full length of the craft.

## Which is the front end of a canoe?

Stern. The bow of the canoe is the front, and can easily be determined, by noticing the seats. The bow seat, has much more space between the front of the canoe and the seat. Whereas the stern seat is located much closer to the back of the boat.

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