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  Wee Rob    
     
The Wee Rob Canoe is, like her larger sister MacGregor well suited to car topping on even very small cars.

She is also an excellent introduction to modern glued plywood lapstrake construction, which you may later use to build a Eun Mara or an even larger Grey Seal. While you are dreaming about your larger boat, Wee Rob will continue to thrill you with her easy paddling and exciting sailing, as well as tickling your pride when passers by remark on how pretty that little boat is.

  Oughtred Wee RobConstruction
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strip planking,
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  3.67 m - 12' 0"
0.71 m - 2' 3"
3.15 sq m - 33.89 sqf
13.50 kg - 30 lbs
80 hours
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  MacGregor    
     
The MacGregor is, like her smaller sister Wee Rob well suited to car topping on even very small cars. While smaller she also has the same head turning elegant looks of Wee Rob but has the additional capacity to carry her very stylish ketch rig for easy handling spirited longer distance sailing.

MacGregor is also an excellent introduction to modern glued plywood lapstrake construction, which you may later use to build a Eun Mara or an even larger Grey Seal. While you are dreaming about your larger boat, MacGregor will continue to thrill you with her easy paddling and exciting sailing, as well as tickling your pride when passers by remark on how pretty that little boat is.

 

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  4.8 m - 15' 8"
0.79 m - 2' 7"
5.30 sq m - 57.03 sqf
20.00 kg - 44 lbs
130 hours
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  Beaver    
     
Unfortunate, the way some names have garnered social capital.

Never mind, Beaver (can't say it straight) has nice lines; not unlike the superb Ted Moores designed Chestnut prospector, from memory.

Now, alone in this catalog, and completely out of character, iain specifies, STRIP PLANK CONSTRUCTION!!!@#@$$@!.

Like it less and less, as i get older. Cute looking but very wasteful of solid stock; sawdust uses more of the tree to get to the point than the boat does and zillions of liters of epoxy and meters of cloth.. Lapstrake in 4 mm Gaboon can work nicely. I saw a few years ago an excellent Redbird canoe of Ted Moores done that way.

MUCH lighter, MUCH cheaper to build and MUCH quicker to build also. Took only a wee bit of nutting out. Would be happy to speak with any prospective builder. And when you have finished, your Beaver will have a nice Rushtonesque feeling to it.

Please dont ask me to explain THAT!

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traditional wood,
canvas.
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  4.57 m - 14' 11"
0.86 m - 2' 9"
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  Stickleback        
         

I am always impressed at boat shows, and on the river, or the bays and harbours where these very small ships are most used how passers by will ignore the beautiful large boats at the docks or sailing about with their crews aboard.   They so often turn their backs on the very large boats to admire the hand built plywood clinker and strip plank canoes and kayaks.  Its no surprise that these small lovingly made boats are sometimes described as  ''poor mens yachts'.

In size and weight Stickleback fits the niche of the very elegant and extremely portable Wee Lassie that became the signature boat of the Rushton Canoe Company at the start of the last century.  She too was  unusually small (3.2M) for a canoe and, for her day of  radically lightweight (11KG) lapstrake construction.   Stickleback is the same length, more or less at 3.26M, but even lighter at 9KG, making her small and light enough for very comfortable portaging. On the other hand her modern plywood epoxy composite construction will make her much more resistant to scrapes and bangs, and almost entirely maintenance free for years to come.

She will give great pleasure and earning in the building, whether from the scratch plans or a precut kit, and is the sort of small boat that gets handed down, with pride from generation, to generation.

     

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3.26 m - 10' 8"
0.69 m - 2' 3"
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