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Build a Strip-Planked Kayak and a Canoe with Nick Schade at CVSW

Jan 25 2014 9:00 am
Jan 29 2014 5:00 pm

Build microBootlegger and Mystic River Tandem

If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 25 years.

The Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington

Sep 6 2013 9:00 am
Sep 8 2013 5:00 pm

The Wooden Boat Festival

I will be attending the Wooden Boat Festival out in Port Townsend, Washington for the first time this year. I'm really looking forward to it. I've heard great things about it. The festival website says:

Free Boat Building Videos - Stitch and Glue, & Strip Built

Videos Showing How to Build a Kayak


 An Overview Video of the Strip-Planked Boat Building Process

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Time Lapse Video of Building the Nymph Wood Strip Canoe

This video was taken over the course of 6 days at the WoodenBoat School in Brookline, Maine. It shows the process of building a cedar strip Nymph canoe.

OkoumeFest 2013

May 17 2013 12:00 pm
May 18 2013 5:00 pm

OkoumeFest Boat Lineup

"Okoume" is the plantation-grown African hardwood used in tens of thousands of CLC's build-your-own-boat kits. OkoumeFest features an open house with technical seminars on Friday at the CLC plant in Annapolis, and on Saturday an on-the-water rendezvous at Matapeake State Park on Kent Island.

The KayakForum is being Upgraded

KayakForum Screen Shot

 I have recently been going through the process of upgrading the software for the KayakForum. For those who are not familiar with it, the forum is an open discussion board devoted to the design, building and use of kayaks and other small boats.