The Petrel "Play" is suitable for quiet paddles in calm water or for ripping it up in the surf when there is a big nor-easter off shore. Wooden kayaks are lightweight and strong making ideal for rough water.
The S&G Petrel is a sophisticated stitch and glue plywood you can build yourself. Made from okoume plywood, fiberglass and epoxy it is a great project for the DIY woodworker looking to make something other than another birdhouse.
Nick's parents Duffy and Gerhard, giving the new Mystic River Tandem canoe a test paddle. The wood is western red cedar and Atlantic white cedar with basswood gunwales. The red cedar has a stain on it.
This photo was taken on launching day for the new cedar strip canoe that I'm calling the "Mystic River Tandem". It still needs some more sanding and several coats of varnish, but it is all built and ready to go.