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6 mile is 2 minutes in the Mystery Racing Kayak

While the weather is warm enough, I try to get out for a morning work out in some boat. Here I am in my Mystery racing kayak. This was about a week ago. Now the river is starting to ice over.

Noank Pulling Boat Preview Video

A 2 minute preview

I've been putting my new design extensive sea trials as I work on finalizing the builder's instruction manual. I'm really pleased with how the boat is performing, it has very nice glide, decent initial stability and great secondary stability, handles waves gracefully and seems quite fast. I ended up adding a small skeg (as I expected) that allows the boat to track very nicely while maintaining good maneuverability.

So You Want to Build and Sell Boats

Building Kayaks for Cash

I get a lot of calls from people with questions about going into business bulding boats. It can be hard to be realistic about the business while your head is stuck in the boat. Here are some of the questions and some long winded responses.

My Website is 20 Years Old

Willy and MeTwenty years ago, I was sitting at my computer at my job as an Electrical Engineer for the Navy in September and October of 1994 playing around with FTP a system called Gopher when I came across a application call

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

Wooden Boat Festival - Port Townsend, WA

Sep 5 2014 9:00 pm
Sep 7 2014 4:00 pm

Boat building demo at the Wooden Boat FestivalOnce again, I will be attending the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington with Chesapeake Light Craft. This is a great event for anyone interested in beautiful boats.

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.

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.

Please Select a Shirt Size

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