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Traditional woodstrip open canoe designs

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Nymph Family of Woodstrip Canoes

The 19th century canoe builder J. Henry Rushton lead a golden age of wooden canoe making with his renowned Wee Lassie design, this amazing boat help define what could be accomplished with a little bit of cedar.

Evening Paddling in the Mystic River Tandem

I love kayaking, but there is something about a canoe. We had family down for the Memorial Day weekend. After everyone left and the dishes were cleaned, we decided to put the canoe in the water and go for a paddle. A kayak always seems to take a little bit more forethought, if only to get the right clothes on.

Building the Mystic River Tandem at the WoodenBoat School

I just got back from the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine after teach a five and a half day class on building "Fine Strip-Planked Boats".

Time Lapse Video of Building the Nymph Wood Strip Canoe

This video was taken over the course of 6 days at the WoodenBoat School in Brookline, Maine. It shows the process of building a cedar strip Nymph canoe.

Mystic River Tandem Canoe

Mystic River Tandem Canoe
A Classic Elegant Cedar Strip Canoe

12 Foot Nymph

12 Foot Nymph
A minimalist pack canoe for medium sized paddlers


A minimalist cedar strip pack canoe for light paddlers

Kayak Building Bibliography

Here is a list of books and other texts related to kayaks, kayaking, kayak design, boat design, woodworking and boat building that may be of interest to anyone interested in building their own kayak.

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