Designs and manufactures wooden boats. offers kayak, canoe, and sailboat kits and plans and associated supplies from an extensive catalog.. Like many traditional canoes, the sassafras 16 is symmetrical, bow and stern. this allows a solo paddler to sit facing backwards on the forward seat for better trim.. Product description. the eureka is a lightweight classic touring canoe built using the stitch and glue method. it goes a long way with modest effort and tracks well.