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Small Solo Canoe, Styled After Rushton "Wee Lassie"

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Specifications
LOA: 10' 6"   Shape: shallow vee
Weight: 12 lbs.   Keel: straight
Beam: 28"   Capacity: 150-175 lbs.
4" WL Beam: 26"   Building time: 30-40 hrs est.
Stem Height: 15"      
Amidship: 10"      
 
     
 

This canoe has approx. the same basic dimensions as the Rushton "Wee Lassie". See "Rushton and His Times In American Canoeing" by Atwood Manley.

My first experience in this size boat was at a Traditional Small Craft Association meet at Mystic, Ct. George Kelly brought his beautifully crafted "Wee Lassie"...at 18 lbs this was truly a work of art. George said "go ahead and try it out."

Clumsy me, thinking about the cold early June water, said "thanks I guess not". At the following years meet, George repeated the invitation and I weakened. To me it was a revolution, I just couldn't believe how the boat handled. There was a relaxed stability that totally surprised me and tracking like it was on a rail...what a great little boat!

 
         
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