The late Platt Monfort came up with the idea of using Ultralite aircraft technology to create beautiful, light weight, yet strong watercraft.
Basically, the craft consists of a wooden lattice style framework, complemented by a criss-crossing Kevlar roving and then covered with Dacron which is then heat shrunk to form the finished work.
His designs focus on canoes and small rowing/sailing skiffs. I have built several of these designs and have studied in detail most of the various plans. I continue to be intrigued by the sheer delight these designs give me.
My heartfelt thanks always to Platt and the people at gaboats that continue to support his ideals.
Nimrod12 - 11'6" and 7kg - designed as a fishing platform.
Snowshoe14 - 14ft two person canoe - this one in Huon Pine and weighing in at 8kg
Snowshoe12 - 11'10" in length and just under 7kg - my favourite.