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Perry Risley

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

Launching Date:
Wed, 09/01/2004
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