M & M 1

When Mike Morris and Matt FitzGibbon discovered they both had a desire to build a boat, they decided to build one together. Using Canoe Craft by Ted Moores and The Stripper's Guide to Canoe Building by David Hazen, they constructed a 16' strip-built Abenaki model covered in Hazen's book. Though both have families, they were able to devote several hours a week to construction starting in August 2002 and finishing with the launch on March 25, 2003, in Orlando, Fl. They are going to start a Micmac canoe next. Matt can be reached by email at mfitzgibbon783@earthlink.net.

Design Specs

LOA:
16′ 
0″
Beam:
2′ 
10″
Designer Name: 
David Hazen
Type/Rig/Power: 
Abenaki Canoe
Builder Name: 
Mike Morris and Matt Fitzgibbon
Home Port: 
Orlando, FL
Launching Date: 
March 25, 2003