Friday, March 12, 2010
Over in the left of the picture I'm working on the 11 ft Skimmer form. I will be building an all wood, lapstrake canoe off of this form. Using a solid canoe form is needed for the wood and canvas canoes but its not the best for lapstrake construction but we're trying to get double duty off of the one form. the lapstrake construction is very light but very strong for its weight. It will have narrow cedar ribs, the planking edges will lap over each other and there is no inside rail and no covering on the outside, just varnished wood. We're trying to keep the boat under 30 lbs but yet still not be "fragile"!