The Lily Pad is a small coracle (36″ x 48″) inspired by the Ironbridge coracle tradition. Designed for those of moderate-weight and young paddlers, this boat has a markedly flat hull for excellent primary stability and a relatively stable ride.
The basket is ash, with red oak seat posts and a reclaimed pine seat. Oil-based stain/deck sealer was used to preserve the basket. ‘Bitumen Paint’ isn’t available in the US since American consumers really don’t know what things are called, so I used ‘Fencepost Paint,’ which is, in fact fiber free, brushable bitumen paint.