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Sassafras 16 Lapstrake Canoe

Discussion in 'Canoeing' started by swampwood, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    When my kit from CLCBoats comes in I will be starting the above build. I will keep you updated. Should be fun!!!!!
     
  2. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    I'm looking forward to this!
     
  3. doc

    doc Active Member

    Please take lots of pics. I've long admired this boat and am looking forward to your build reports.
     
  4. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Kit finally shipped today. So hopefully it will be here by Monday?
     
  5. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    It's kinda like being 5 years old again - waiting fo Christmas.
     
  6. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    So true!!!!!!
     
  7. texastom

    texastom Well-Known Member

    A little like high school too. I saw a new post and thought we we're getting the build started. Feel like I was teased a bit!
     
  8. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Finally got the kit in today. I started epoxying the panels and rub rails together. Hope to sand and start stitching tomorrow. Then I will take some pics.
     

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  9. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Sanded all the epoxied joints, stitched the first 4 panels together, installed the forms and bulkheads.
     

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  10. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Did you do the jigsaw joinery? Or, was it received that way?
     
  11. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    That is the way they come and they do fit snug.
     
  12. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Something I am doing that the plans do not call for is planing the outside top edges of the preceding panel so the laps fit and look better. The panels are fitting flush on the inside as well.
     
  13. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Viking longboats were lapstrake constrction. You gonna carry a shield and battle axe?
     
  14. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    I am half Swedish. So it would be part of my ancestory
     
  15. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Yumppin yimmeny!
     
  16. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Finished stitching all the panels and epoxied all the outside joints. This is a big canoe! Length 15' 7", Finished weight 68 lbs., Beam 39 in. Max. Weight 500 lbs. It is fairly a flat bottom (center).
     

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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017
  17. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Design sounds similar to an Old Town Camper I had.
     
  18. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    New pics
     

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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017
  19. oldsparkey

    oldsparkey Well-Known Member


    It's the type of picture you are trying to post. The ones you posted which are adjustable are the ones giving you trouble.
    A member ( beekeeper ) posted regular pictures of his new pirogue seat after your private message to me. Just today he posted this one. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=10313&p=99705#p99705

    I would suggest you contact beekeeper and see who he is using for his pictures since the system will accept them.

    Chuck.
     
  20. mike

    mike Well-Known Member

    Don't give up! I want to see this build.

    Mike
     

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