I'd be interested in hearing nymph/sassafras pros and cons.
Pretty sure I'd be pleased with the rewards of a beautiful strip canoe. But I fear stalling in the tedium that is, apparently, strip canoe building.
I like the Sassafras 12, but did not enjoy the faith-based stitching, bending, and aligning process of my Wood Duck 12, my first S&G, that turned out great in the end. The deck never matched up with the hull until the last possible moment of gluing and strapping to the hull (I like to test fit things first, which was all but impossible in this case).
Then the WD turned out heavy on the portage: throw in a float bag, spray skirt, PFD, paddle, and the darn thing pushes 50 lbs. or more. Thus the need for a lighter boat.
Realizing CLC probably sells alot more Sassafras than nymphs, I'd sure like to hear comments from folks who've built the nymph, and will probably have to search elsewhere on the net for those.
Thanks for any and all comments and insight.