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CLC wood Duck Hybrid 12

First build of a Wood Duck 12 from Chesapeake Light Craft—great support from CLC, and the boat builder forum was also an excellent resource. Had a prototype launch August 2014—still needed a few final touches, but I wanted my daughter to have a ride before she left for college. Final “official” launch on the Rock River in Moline, IL in September 2014. 



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Wed, 09/24/2014

Kayak launching

This was a kit boat that I customized using many inlays, wood tractor style seat with matching backrest. All exotic wood.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Wed, 09/17/2014

Wood Duck 12 along the Susquehanna River, PA

This is a kit-built stitch and glue kayak from the friendly folks at Chesapeake Light Craft, Annapolis, MD. The hull is constructed of okoume marine plywood. I elected to tackle the hybrid version which incorporates the tri-color cedar strip deck.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Mon, 07/21/2014

corryvreckan sea kayak

Frank Bailleul launched his sea kayak CORRYVRECKAN built and designed by Sardine Boats on the Bono river, south Brittany-France. The CORRYVRECKAN is a stitch-n-glue kayak designed for tall paddlers and touring.

Plans are availble at www.sardineboats.com

(picture by Frank Bailleul )



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Fri, 01/10/2014

Petrel Play Kayak photo 1

The boat is stitch and glue construction from a kit produced by Chesapeake Light Craft. The red pieces were stained prior to construction in order to highlight the “artistic” puzzle joints that designer Nick Schade uses. The build took 59 work days/134.5 hours spread over a five month period. I will primarily use the kayak to explore the many streams/springs located in the Ocala National Forest, with occasional trips to the beach to try surfing.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Wed, 08/06/2014

Kayak - Shearwater 17 Hybrid kit

The deck of this CLC kayak is made of strip-planked Alaskan Yellow Cedar, Western Red Cedar and Nogal Peruvian Walnut - and the hull is made of stitch & glued 4mm Okoume plywood.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Mon, 08/18/2014

Petrel SG Firefly

This is a Chesapeake Light Craft Petrel SG sea kayak. Construction is stitch and glue, fiberglass over stained Okuome ply. Custom changes to the kit included the soft pad eyes, dragonfly inlay, a carved skeg control housing and turned carrying toggles and paddle bead.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sun, 05/04/2014

BONNIE photo

A stripper that goes by the name BONNIE. Built from recycled pine, oak and black walnut. She’s a cross between a kayak and and a canoe… a kayoe if you will.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 07/01/2008

Expedition Single Kayak

Relying on Nick Schade’s book The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, George Nourse built this Expedition single kayak from a kit by Chesapeake Light Craft. The kayak is a cedar strip-planked hull, covered with a layer of fiberglass cloth inside and out. George gave her six coats of varnish. He paddles primarily on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Thu, 09/12/2013

Night Heron kayak

After 9 months of building, to the day, I launched my CLC Night Heron, stitch and glue kayak!.. Handles like a dream! 20% lighter than my plastic kayak, and 25% faster!...



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 08/27/2013


Chesapeake 17 hybrid kit. Stitch & glue hull, cedar strip deck.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 06/25/2013


I built “Arrow” from a CLC kit, designing my own pattern for the deck and redesigning CLC’s combing. It took six months to build and the experience was very impactful. I fell in love with this boat before I ever launched her and kayaking is now a renewed pleasure!



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Thu, 07/11/2013


Chesapeake 18… first time builder.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sun, 06/23/2013


AMI JOY is a Jupiter Point design by Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks of Connecticut. I modified the 13′-design to include a little spruce brightwork trim and built AMI JOY over the winter and launched her on Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, on the Long Island Sound in Stamford. The boat is built from 4mm and 6mm marine plywood. The design is quite stable even in a bit of chop.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Mon, 05/27/2013


This sectional kayak is made of plywood and fiberglass. When it was being carried to the Torch Lake in Michigan, two parts stayed in the trunk of my car and one part in the back seat. It turned into the whole kayak in a minute before hitting the clear water of the lake. The reason I made this kayak is simple: easy to carry, easy to store, easy to build and most of all with the minimum budget. The longest part of the boat is only 4 feet that does not need a long working table to be built. To make the building process very simple, all walls are designed to be flat.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sat, 05/18/2013


Jenny is a 17LT from CLC Boats designed by Nick Schade built by Andy Welsh.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Tue, 04/09/2013


NPW

I built this kayak all by my lonesome in a little shop in Pemaquid, Maine. She’s a beauty (takes after her owner is what I’ve been told), and handles something like a Corvette. I just finished a trip with her up the coast to Machias Port, and am back home dry and tired.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Fri, 08/31/2012

Cirrus Greenland style kayak photo 1

This is my new launch Cirrus Greenland style kayak - 17′ 2″,  43lbs — stitch and glue mahogany and ribbed poplar with cherry and Spanish cedar accents, blackened epoxy seams, strengthened with carbon fiber in high stress inner deck and hull areas, and has rare earth magnetically sealed hatches for a flush, uncluttered deck and (I think) more visual appeal of the natural lines of her hull. Seat is birch and carbon fiber and cockpit coaming is layered with biased carbon fiber and fiberglass.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sun, 09/16/2012


Exactly 2 months from the day I began my kayak building adventure at The WoodenBoat School, I christened and launched my Shearwater Sport on Lake Champlain. What a joy to finally see it in the water! Despite the chilly morning air in northern New York it was a beautiful fall day and my shearwater sport performed admirably, as expected.

Named in honor of the love of my life, Jacqueline Skiff, whose last name is serendipitously apt!



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Sat, 10/13/2012


James McGorry of Aurora, Colorado, built this 17′ LOA kayak relying on information from Nick Schade’s two articles on building the 10′ Nymph kayak that appeared in WB 199 and 200. He made the hull and outer rail from basswood, and the  stems, seat, backrest, and inner rail from mahogany. Then he coated everything with 6-oz fiberglass cloth. On her maiden voyage, James and his girlfriend Shannyn,with her own wooden kayak, went to Moab, Utah, and paddled 10 miles of the Colorado River. The kayak handled beautifully and James and Shannyn are looking forward to many more outings.



DESIGN SPECS
Launching Date:
Wed, 04/04/2012

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