Using Nick Schade's book, "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak," Perry Risley built this 17' x 21' Guilllemot kayak and paddle. He made both boat and paddle of ash and Western red cedar with white accents of poplar. He mentions that Michael Earle was a tremendous help to him. He launched it in September 2005, and plans to use in the waters around Mount Desert Island and in the lakes near Bethel, ME. Reach Perry at 57 Highland Ave., Bethel, ME 04217 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Craven made excellent use of scrap lumber in the construction of this Guillemot kayak designed by Nick Schade. He use scrap plywood and particle board for the kayak form and cedar, redwood, and mahogany left over from his other construction projects. The kayak is strip built and covered with 'glass according to the methods explained in Nick's book "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak."