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Hank Stoltz began building this 14' Sassafras Canoe as a member of Bill Thomas' class at WoodenBoat School. He didn't finish it until he got home. Designed by CLC as a tandem boat, this lapstrake stitch-and-glue boat, can also be built as a solo. Hank built it as a solo and uses it on Missouri and Minnesota Lakes. He says it's fast, responsive, and capable. Email Hank at HCS@gocolumbiamo.com.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sun, 08/31/2003


Richard Knight built this Sassafras 14 canoe from a kit designed by CLC using 4 mm okoume planks, which resulted in a finished weight of just over 42 pounds. He found the lapstitch construction to work well, the hull easily came together straight and true.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Fri, 08/02/2002


Craig Kitchen of Marquette, MI has built several boats in the past few years - Chesapeake 17, an Endeavor, a Guillemot, a Winisk 17, and a CLC 16LT  shown here. Craig built this 16LT with cedar-strip deck for Cheryl Sleeman of Michigan. Craig modified the boat a little bit in raising the deck an inch higher than the plans called for.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sat, 07/14/2001


Fueled by WoodenBoat, Steve Hutchins has long wanted to design and build boats. Here are two CLC boats he built. The second one, that he built for a customer in Florida, is a Mill Creek 15 designed by Chesapeake Light Craft. His first boat, built in 8 days in the living room of his apartment, was a Chesapeake 16.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sat, 12/16/2000


Robert Donahue started this CLC 17 kayak in October 2001 at a WoodenBoat School class held at the Maritime Museum of Newport News, VA. He finished in July 2002 and launched in Echo Lake, Acadia National Park, in Maine. Robert is eagerly looking forward to another WoodenBoat course. Virtually contact Robert at robertedonahue@yahoo.com.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 07/04/2000


Bruce Porter writes "Bruce Porter built this 13'2" x 50" Jimmy skiff with help from Madison East High School Woodworking Students and staff. Launched May 31st, 2002, the skiff will be used on Madison Wisconsin area lakes and rivers. The skiff was constructed from ACX plywood using ash, butternut, and black cherry for gunwales and trim. The 7-1/2' oars are of ash and oak. The boat plans are from CLC. The oars are from a design given in the book The Adirondack Guide Boat by Kenneth and Helen Durant. Contact Bruce at 3625 Rolling Hill Drive, Middleton, WI 53562."



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Fri, 05/31/2002

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