The plans are a Platt Monfort Classic 12′ that I stretched out to 13′. I beefed up the backbone a bit from the mast step to aft of the daggerboard trunk anticipating its sailing life. The lug sail, spars, daggerboard and kick-up rudder came from CLC BOATS as a kit for their Passagemaker Pram. All the long pieces were made from cypress rippings that had been hanging around my shop since the '80s. The ribs, floorboards etc. were quarter-sawn from a white oak log, milled up and steamed where necessary. The seats and transom are from Okoume and Sapele marine ply.
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.