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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.
Bob Elliott led a group of seven students in building this Merrimack Skiff at Lowell's Boat Shop in Amesbury, Massachusetts in 2001. With agathis planking over sawn oak frames, this boat is just over 13 feet long with a beam of two-and-a-half feet.
Motorboats - Outboard
When Covid hit I realized I would have time to build a boat. So, I did, a Glen-L zip caught my eye and I got started. I wanted the look of the boat, but I also wanted to go fast so I over built and put on a bigger than suggested motor.
Inspired by Philip Rhodes’ Bantam and Uffa Fox’s Jolly Boat, Corsair has a Suicide sail plan with a wishbone boom. The current mainsail was donated from Suicide #8, Joker. The underbody of the boat has a fine, deep entry with a long flat run which should plane easily.
I launched Simmer Dim on Lake Champlain on Sept 20, 2014. The build took almost a year, having begun with a WoodenBoat School class in Annapolis in November 2013. I will make use of her mostly in Maine, Lake Champlain, Long Island Sound and pretty much anywhere in between.