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Sassafras 12


Category: Canoes
Sassafras 12

Imagine a boat so light that you can put it on your shoulder and stroll casually down a wooded trail, carry it to a hidden lake or stream, or paddle it with almost no effort. That was the idea behind the original "trapper" or "pack" canoes. CLC's 26-pound Sassafras 12™ carries on the tradition - but with modern building methods.

CLC's revolutionary LapStitchTM building method allows lapstrake canoes to be built by someone with no previous woodworking experience. All the planks and other parts are pre-cut. No strongback, molds, frames, or steam bending are required; building a LapStitch™ canoe is basically a matter of gluing all the pre-cut parts together.

Though she can be carried, or paddled, by a child, she'll hold a 250-pound load. She tracks well, turns easily, and is stable enough for fishing. For maximum efficiency you'll want to paddle the Sassafras 12 with a double (kayak) paddle.



DESIGN SPECS
Designer:
Chesapeake Light Craft
Year of Design:
1999
LOA:
12
Beam Length:
28"
Draft Length:
6"
Displacement:
Hull Weight - 26 lbs.
Materials:
Wood
Fiberglass
Other
Propulsion:
Kayak Paddle
Skill Level to Build:
Beginner/Intermediate
Cost:
$825 Complete Kit / $19 Plans & Manual
Website:
Contact Information:

1805 George Avenue

Annapolis Maryland 21401
Phone: 410-267-0137

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