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16' Sassafras Canoe

Discussion in 'Boat Bragging Board' started by swampwood, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Finished! The inside is smooth, no laps. The gunnels fit together instead of the plywood showing inbetween them. That is the difference between this and the CLC builds. The 2 paddles were made by JD Sibley from 5/4 ash lumber. Pictures coming!
     
  2. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member

    Looking forward to seeing the pictures. :D

    Chuck............
     
  3. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

  4. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    I like the lines of that craft. It will be a good one for a week long camping trip. Nice job.
     
  5. doc

    doc Active Member

    Gorgeous boat! I want one. Doc
     
  6. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Simply Beautiful. I'll bet it's fiddly work planing the ramped rabbit to make the overlap disappear into a smooth bow. Well done.
    Bob
     
  7. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Actually I ended up using a wood rasp. Thanks
     
  8. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    I like the shape of the boat, especially the strakes. Think they give it more character.
     
  9. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    The boat is actually 15'-6" long, 36" beam & weighs 74lbs. It would make a good family or trip canoe. Payload is 450lbs., but I would think it would hold more than that! The flotation compartments are air tight. You can release the air pressure when you loosen the plugs! Thanks for the comments. This will be my last boat build. Cannot stand the sanding dust any longer!!!!! It was fun though!!!!!
     
  10. doc

    doc Active Member

    Did I see this boat for sale on CL?
     
  11. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Yes it is!
     
  12. oldbuffpilot

    oldbuffpilot Well-Known Member

    Unbelievable you have taken this to a whole new level!
     
  13. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    I'd have o think a long time before letting go of that boat. It is a nice design for the waters here, looks very nice, and has a lot of work and sweat into it. (Scratching my head here. Kicking gravel around underfoot. Lookin inta the sun. Scratchin my . . . Uhhh. . . nose. Trying to figure.)

    Nope, I'd keep it. The Au Sable River would be a good fit for it.
     
  14. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    It was an interesting build!
     
  15. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Jack, I get all my pleasure from building! Paddling, not do much. My back stops me from doing that! Hopefully someone else will have that pleasure?
     
  16. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    To each, his own, my friend. To each his own. In a few years, I may just be only reading about it. We're very lucky to be able to do things we enjoy, ehh?
     

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