Swamp Girl was a custom design request made by Chuck (aka oldsparkey),
the moderator/owner of the Southern
with simple stitch-and-glue techniques, our designs require no complicated
techniques or tools. Everything can be done with simple hand tools.
design was to have the attributes of a pirogue, canoe, and kayak.
With the bottom panels curving from a flat bottom to meet vertically
at the bow and stern creating a sort of built-in skeg.
hull shape is very useful for paddling in the shallows, having to
cross over the occasional log, and paddling right up to the beach.
recent Swamp Girl builder/paddler wrote: