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Stitch and Glue Petrel "Play"

A sophisticated plywood recreational kayak

Making Petrel Play: Joining Deck & Hull - Episode 15


Hi I'm Nick Schade at Guillemot Kayaks, welcome episode number 15 of my series on make the strip planked Petrel Play kayak.

In the last episode I installed a hatch, deck line fittings and did end pours, in this episode I'll finish up the hatch and varnish the interior of both the deck and hull before joining them together.

Making Petrel Play: Hatches and Deck Hardware - Episode 14


Hi I'm Nick Schade at Guillemot Kayaks, welcome the 14th episode in my series on building the strip built Petrel Play kayak.

In the last episode I glassed the coaming and the deck interior. In this episode I'll cut and install the hatch, install the deck fittings and cheek plates and make end-pours.

Build Your Own Petrel SG or Petrel Play SG at CVSW

Jan 13 2018 9:00 am
Jan 18 2018 12:00 pm

PetrelSG wooden kayak class

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

Autumn Gales Rough Water Sea Kayaking Event

Petrel Play at Wiccompessit

Blaine Skillings photo

For the past few years, my friends Greg Paquin and Paula Reigel (Owners of Kayak Waveology) have organized the Autumn Gales rough water sea kayaking symposium in my home waters of Fishers Island Sound. Greg is a BCU coach and he brings in other coaches from locally and abroad. This year he had Nigel Dennis, Peter Jones, and Harry Whalen from the UK as well as Carl Ladd from Rhode Island as well as local guides such as my friend Carl Tjerandsen. I was invited in the local guide capacity.

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.

Canoecopia 2013

Mar 8 2013 4:00 pm
Mar 10 2013 5:00 pm


Build Your Own S&G Petrel or Petrel Play @ WoodenBoat School

Oct 14 2013 8:00 am
Oct 19 2013 12:00 pm

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