Oar / Paddle

Sassafras 16

Like many traditional canoes, the Sassafras 16 is symmetrical, bow and stern. This allows a solo paddler to sit facing “backwards” on the forward seat for better trim. Her slightly rounded hull offers more speed and responsiveness than many of the plastic or 'glass boats you may have paddled.  Her hull is slightly rockered — not for maneuvering in whitewater, but rather to reduce wetted surface area — making her almost effortless to paddle. She has a smooth or “well dampened” feel that is characteristic of good wooden canoes.CLC’s revolutionary LapStitchTM building method allows lapstrake canoes to be built by someone with no previous woodworking experience. The Sassafras 16’s™ hull is 6mm okoume with 'glass cloth on the bottom. As on all the canoes, watertight flotation compartments are fitted at the bow and stern. The kit features ash-caned seats, sapele decks, mahogany outwales, and an ash thwart. 

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