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Nymph


A minimalist boat for small paddlers

Trimming to a Feature Line

There are often situations where you need to trim a group of strips to follow a line, such as a chine or keel line. You could start by eye-balling the taper on each strip and hoping when you have finished installing them all that you have a smooth, fair line or, you could install a temporary strip then fit each strip one-at-a-time against that strip, but the easiest is to start by not doing any special fitting.

A quick strongback

I'm about to start building the first boats in my new shop. I'm going to exhibit at the Maine Boat Builder's Show and I need some boats to bring to it. I've decided to bring a Nymph canoe and while I am at it I figured I would build two. Unfortunately, I only have one strongback. So, yesterday I decided to build another. A strongback should be rigid and straight.

Nymph Double Paddle Canoe

Nymph Double Paddle Canoe

Susan Quinby paddling around Rockland harbor

Nymph - a light weight solo canoe

Nymph - a light weight solo canoe

Using 1/8" thick basswood and walnut I was able to keep the weight down to about 15 pounds.

Nymph Double Paddle Canoe

Nymph Double Paddle Canoe

The Nymph is a new design for me. I built it of walnut and basswood with Carbon-Kevlar cloth on the inside and S-Glass on the outside. The finished weight is 15 pounds. I currently am only offering this design as a custom-built boat but will be releasing plans eventually. Look here for more information about a custom built Nymph.