I designed and built microBootlegger after seeing a photo of a a 1920’s Gold Cup racing boat name “Baby Bootlegger“. I liked the simple classic lines and thought I could adapt it to a tandem kayak or double paddle canoe.
The construction is strip-built with 1/8″ book matched mahogany strips with fiberglass on the outside and carbon fiber on the inside. The seats are carved mahogany and maple.
microBootlegger is a tandem double paddle canoe
I used 1/8" thick flitch-cut mahagany strips to create a uniform pattern. The stem is curly maple.
The seats are carved mahogany and maple and are adjustable along a center rail.
microBootlegger is stable and efficient on the water.