Building the Sassafras 14 Canoe
Building A Stitch And Glue Canoe
I am not a boat builder by profession. But since January 2008 I have been building a Sassafras 14 lapstitch canoe using plans from Chesapeake Light Craft. The 14 foot plans are no longer available on their web site (only the Sassafras 12 and Sassafras 16 canoes), I used the plans and instructions found in Chris Kulczycki's book - The Canoe Shop.
It has been a long process, involving many "breaks" from building while life interfered. But it has not been difficult, starting with a sheet of plywood and using simple power tools the stitch and glue format makes it rather easy to build. When I get the urge or have some free time I head out to my garage and do a little more work to make a beautiful wooden canoe. The latest goal is to complete the canoe in time for
the first trip of a trip in 2012 2013 the near future!
Year Three of Building the Sassafras 14 lapstitch canoe.
|Stay tuned, more pictures and how-to coming!|
March 16, 2012
Sanding the interior and getting ready to put epoxy on.
Sassafras 14 Info
Chesapeake Light Craft
For plans, material or complete kits. Go to web site.
Get your questions answered by fellow boat builders. Go to web site.
Guy Marsden's Build
Step by step instructions with pictures from another builder. A great help to me. Go to web site.
Noah's Marine Supplies
I purchased my plywood and epoxy supplies from Noah's. Quick and easy. Go to online store.