In which a canoe is built, its progress described and photographed.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

1. The Canoe

The canoe is Nymph, designed by Nick Schade. It's design and construction are outlined in Wooden Boat no. 199. It is the first boat I've ever built. It will be the second boat I've ever owned.

My name is Jared, and I live in central New York state, USA.

Nymph is a lightweight wooden double-paddle canoe (think "kayak paddle"). Her design incorporates "tumblehome" (the sides curve in a bit at the top) to make paddling easier. The dark strip (walnut) in the picture to the right highlights the tumblehome.

Construction is strip-built, plus fiberglass and epoxy.

The picture is from the Wooden Boat article, and I use it here in the spirit of fair use.

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