Peter Yudkoff and his kids, 16 and 11, built their Mill Creek kayak from a Chesapeake Light Craft kit. "This was our first boatbuilding project and it took us about 16 months," writes Peter. "The project was a big success: our kids discovered that, with patience and effort, a pile of wood could be turned in to a boat. There's no better way to teach children about plans, measuring, and safe tool use. An added bonus of working together was the opportunity for idle conversation--a treat any father with teenagers would appreciate.