boat choice for smaller paddler

After completing my shearwater 16 last summer, my girlfriend wants a wood boat (good!)

but after looking over the catalogue,  i think i want to build a strip boat for her.  she is 5' and 115lbs,  she is pretty small.  i was looking at the guillemont play or "S"   but the write up says the play does not track as well as some of the others.  any suggestions?

i could build her a shearwater 14, or chesapeake 14,  but i want to build a strip (yes i know someone will say build a hybrid)...  

any thoughts?   


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RE: boat choice for smaller paddler

Cherish that girl......

RE: boat choice for smaller paddler

I know right!   she is awesome!  

RE: boat choice for smaller paddler

build a hybrid

RE: boat choice for smaller paddler

Install a skeg or rudder

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