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Build a Strip-Planked Kayak and a Canoe with Nick Schade at CVSW 2014

Jan 17 2015 9:00 am
Jan 21 2015 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.

Guillemot Kayaks Word Cloud T-Shirt

Navy Blue T-shirt with the Guillemot Logo created from a word cloud
Navy Blue T-Shirt with the Guillemot Kayaks Logo on the breast pocket areaClose up of the Guillemot Logo
$20.00

What makes a Guillemot Kayak? I've put the descriptions of my boats on a T-shirt. The Guillemot logo bird is filled with a word cloud of terms associated with handmade small wooden boats.

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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??

 

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.

Noank Pulling Boat

Noank Pulling Boat
An efficient, sliding seat, open water rowing boat

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