A 16 ft clinker canoe of larch on oak from John Gardners 'Classic Small Craft'. The cubbies aft and fore form watertight compartments. Two paddlers perched on the twarts need excellent coordination to avoid capsizing, but seated on the floor makes her a very stable even with a decent swell. Launched at Lough Bunny in the Burren under the sunset shadow of Mullaghmore, Co Clare (IRE).
Blanket Bay was built for my granddaughter, born today, May 27th. I wanted a design that got the cradle up off the floor (my daughter has three little dogs) and this design fit the bill. It’s clinker built of 1088 Hydratec Meranti ply, with solid Maple gunwales. The plans call for copper rivets; I used glue and thickened glue instead. I painted her with non-toxic acrylic paint on the hull, raw linseed oil and beeswax on the gunwales. I hope Blanket Bay has many safe voyages.