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SASSAFRAS 12 Length ................................... 12' Beam ..................................... 28" Hull Weight ........................ 26 lbs. Max Payload .................... 260 lbs. Plans and Manual.............. $19.95 (In the book “The Canoe Shop”) Complete Kit ........................ $944

SASSAFRAS 16 Length ............................... 15' 7" Beam ..................................... 33” Hull Weight ........................ 65 lbs. Max Payload .................... 450 lbs. Plans and Manual.............. $19.95

SASSAFRAS CANOE 12&16 Today we often think of wooden canoes as being strip-built, but lapstrake canoes have an even longer history. The legendary Rushton lapstrake canoes are considered the pinnacle of the canoe builder’s art.

(In the book “The Canoe Shop”) Complete Kit ..................... $1,099

KIT CONTENTS Sassafras kits include instructions (The Canoe Shop), pre-cut parts, ash thwart, tractor seat and back-

Unfortunately, the skills required by this costly method faded away in the early 20th century. Simpler strip

band (Sassafras 12), ash caned

building, and later aluminum and fiberglass, took over. But CLC’s revolutionary LapStitch building method

seats (Sassafras 16), hardware, ep-

allows lapstrake canoes to be built by someone with no previous woodworking experience. All the planks

oxy kit, and fiberglass for hull.

and other parts are pre-cut. No strongback, molds, frames, or steam bending are required; building a LapStitch canoe is basically a matter of gluing all the pre-cut parts together. Estimated Build Time: 80-100 hrs.

I’m 17 years old and just finished my first boat, the Sassafras 12, from CLC, for my senior project. I absolutely love it and really enjoyed the project. Thanks for the awesome kit, CLC! – Claire W., Whispering Pines, NC.

Sassafras Canoe 12

Sassafras Canoe 16

VISIT CLCBOATS.COM FOR MORE SASSAFRAS OPTIONS!

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