In size and weight Stickleback fits the niche of the very elegant and extremely portable Wee Lassie that became the signature boat of the Rushton Canoe Company at the start of the last century. She too was unusually small (3.2M). Stickleback is the same length, more or less at 3.26M, but even lighter at 9KG, making her small and light enough for very comfortable portaging. On the other hand her modern plywood epoxy composite construction will make her much more resistant to scrapes and bangs, and almost entirely maintenance free for years to come.
She will give great pleasure and earning in the building and is the sort of small boat that gets handed down, with pride from generation, to generation.