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NIMROD 12



Ralph Cioppa made use of what he had on hand in the construction of this Nimrod 12 skin-on-frame canoe. After bending the ash frames in his hot tub, he shaped them, then left them to form in a metal trash can. He used heavy cardboard for the station molds, to which he attached the frames and then the Dacron skin. Ralph then found an old cushion from a porch swing to use for a seat in the boat. His eight grandchildren will use the 11-pound Nimrod, one at a time he writes, on Walker Lake near their home.



DESIGN SPECS
LOA (feet):
11′ 
0″
Beam (feet):
3′ 
0″
Type/Rig/Power:
Nimrod 12 Geodesic Canoe
Home Port:
Walker Lake, Shohola, PA
Designer Name:
Platt Monfort
Builder Name:
Ralph Cioppa
Launching Date:
August 14, 2007
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