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The late Platt Monfort came up with the idea of using Ultralite aircraft technology to create beautiful, light weight, yet strong watercraft.

Basically, the craft consists of a wooden lattice style framework, complemented by a criss-crossing Kevlar roving and then covered with Dacron which is then heat shrunk to form the finished work.

His designs focus on canoes and small rowing/sailing skiffs. I have built several of these designs and have studied in detail most of the various plans. I continue to be intrigued by the sheer delight these designs give me.

My heartfelt thanks always to Platt and the people at gaboats that continue to support his ideals.


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