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During the 1880's there was a craze for canoes. One of the leading builders of the time was J. Henry Rushton. His most famous canoe was the Wee Lassie. He first built this boat for  George Washington Sears, known as "Nessmuk" who called his boat the "Sairy Gamp". Sairy Gamp was about as minimal a boat imaginable weight about 10 lbs, but Nessmuk used her for long expeditions traveling through the Adirondacks.Nymph is a modern interpretation of the minimalist ideas originated by Sairy Gamp. Using modern cedar-strip construction encapsulated in fiberglass, this design is lightweight and robust. It has tucked in gunwales that make paddling comfortable while allowing enough waterline width for good stability.The construction of this boat is described starting in the November/December 2007 issue of WoodenBoat Magazine (issue #199 and 200).



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Nick Schade
Year of Design:
2007
LOA:
10'
Beam Length:
25.5"
Draft Length:
4"
Displacement:
150
Materials:
Wood
Fiberglass
Propulsion:
kayak paddle
Skill Level to Build:
easy
Cost:
85
Website:
Contact Information:

54 South Rd

Groton CT 6340
Phone: 860 659 8847

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Comments

Submitted by captobx on

It is a beautiful canoe, and well constructed. However, in our 60's wee are finding it a bit of a challenge to paddle. Very tippy.

I am interested in finding some experience/plans for outriggers that would do the design and construction techniques justice. The design and strip planking IS A MUST!

Any suggestions or leads would be greatly appreciated... I will send pics if desired.

Please respond to captobx@yahoo.com

Thanks in advance