Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Another Mallette Lapstrake 14 has been found

Andre Cloutier of Ravenwood Canoes sends along pictures of an original Mallette International 14. Supposedly four were built around the Gananoque area of Canada before World War II with one known to be, at the present time, in the small boat collection at the Antique Boat Museum. This one has been stored under a cabin somewhere in the Canadian wilds, though it certainly looks like a good candidate for restoration. Unfortunately the owner has not been inclined to sell this Mallette.

I did a post a while back on Simon Watts building a reproduction of the Mallette with an intention of publishing plans at some point.

Some pictures of the current Mallette discovery.