Lapstrake Canoe - IMP


Here are some progress pictures of the four-strake lapstrake canoe I'm currently building in our car port. It's the same boat I originally drew up for my friend Jim, and I'm building it on his moulds and strongback.

It seems to be going ok or perhaps better than that - but I must say that if you like to see wrestling on TV, watching a grown man struggle with some well twisted garboards can provide some high quality entertainment for free! I found it useful to leave the strakes long - that way they're much easier to clamp.

This boat will be called Imp after a famouse gargoyle in Lincoln Cathedral (I grew up not far from Lincoln), and Robin Hood fans will not be surprised to know that she will be painted in Lincoln Green.

Whatever she's called, I think she'll be a pretty little thing.