I will once again be attending Canoecopia upporting Chesapeake Light Craft. Said to be the largest paddlesports show in North America, it is a great event to see what is going on in paddlesports of all kinds. I usually am out front of the booth doing some sort of building demonstration. I'm not sure what I'll be doing this year, but it is sure to be interesting.
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 30 years.
I am very excited to announce that I will be teaching a week-long on-the-water sea kayaking class in Maine this summer. If you have one of my designs, or you are interested in learning how to handle a sea kayak on the ocean, this is your chance to gain some great experience, while enjoying one of the prettiest places to paddle in the world.
A hand made wooden kayak is not truly finished until you have put your first scratch in it.
For over ten years now kayak builders have gathered at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT to share what we did last winter.
Sea kayaking is the sport of taking a small boat out on to the big ocean. You could buy an ordinary plastic kayak, or you could build your own which will be lighter, faster, better looking and more fun than any you can buy.