The Wee-Lassie was originally designed by J. Henry Rushton in the 1800’s for production in his Adirondack Mountains canoe company. My version is a little longer and can be made either from cedar strips or scarfed planks of mahogany plywood. Depending on how it’s finished it weighs about 40 pounds and paddles easily and quiet. Pure pleasure.
John Gardner, the great chronicler of classic small craft, has a design in his book Building Classic Small Craft called the Modified McInnis Bateau. I changed things around just a little and have it a blunter bow and made it a little wider. This is a great little fishing boat. Fits in the back of my truck, rows easily and is stable enough to stand in and fly-fish. I like this boat!
The Adirondack Guideboat is a famous New York design originally built to take city ‘sports’ out fishng on the lakes of upper New York. This one is available for sale.