South African Canoeist

Are there any wood strip canoe builders in South Africa? I am a keen canoeist planning on building my own wood strip canoe and whould like to get into touch with someone who has built one in SA.:o
There was a fellow, Derek, some years back. He and his wife attended an Assembly at Paul Smith's (10 years ago?)
Thanks Rob,

Seems that I'll have to attempt building such a canoe without much assistance. Was hoping though that there would be someone in SA with past experience in strip building.

Thanks for your reply!

Hi Leslie,

Do you have Ted Moores book? It is pretty much the bible of cedarstrip building, and if not in your library, would make an outstanding addition. It is called "Canoecraft", and is available here on the WCHA site.