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So You Want to Build and Sell Boats

Building Kayaks for Cash

I get a lot of calls from people with questions about going into business bulding boats. It can be hard to be realistic about the business while your head is stuck in the boat. Here are some of the questions and some long winded responses.

My Website is 20 Years Old

Willy and MeTwenty years ago, I was sitting at my computer at my job as an Electrical Engineer for the Navy in September and October of 1994 playing around with FTP a system called Gopher when I came across a application call

Paddling at Deception Pass

This year after the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington with Chesapeake Light Craft, I volunteered to drive the Ford Flex back to Annapolis towing the Outrigger Junior on the trailer, caravaning with Joey Sch

The Desire to Go Staple Free

Stapled strips

"Pity about the staple holes! Should have gone stapleless." is the comment I got a few months back when I posted the above picture. "Just as easy!" said the commenter. He missed the point

Guillemot Kayaks Lincoln Ad on Vimeo

I guess Time.com does not keep their advertising pages up for very long. The video for Lincoln ran for about a month on the Time website, but then they removed the add. The director put up a copy on his Vimeo page and it is currently available there.

Guillemot Kayaks to Sell Lincoln Motor Cars??

Guillemot Kayaks Advertises Lincoln autos in Time.com

 

About a month ago I got a call from Time.com. They were interested in using me and my boats in an ad for Lincoln.

Scenes from Meet at the Beach 2014

Attendence was good at this year's Meet at the Beach at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT. I didn't have time to count how many people attended, but I did take some pictures plus the above bits of video. Below are some of the photos.

 

Evening Paddling in the Mystic River Tandem

I love kayaking, but there is something about a canoe. We had family down for the Memorial Day weekend. After everyone left and the dishes were cleaned, we decided to put the canoe in the water and go for a paddle. A kayak always seems to take a little bit more forethought, if only to get the right clothes on.