12′ Chesapeake Light Craft Wood Duck kayak. Launched at The Whalehead Club at Corolla, NC in June. Constructed by Jeff Loomis between January and June, 2013. Full name is “How much wood could a wood duck duck if a wood duck could duck wood?”, but shorted to “How Much?” as that was the question most often asked during construction: “I want to build a boat”, “How much?”… “I’ll need some space in the basement”, “How much?”… “I’ll be making a bit of a sawdust mess”, “How much?”… “The varnish is going to smell somewhat”, “How much?” and so forth :-).
Designer-builder Sam Devlin has refined the stitch-and-glue method of boatbuilding over the past 30 years. In the September issue, we present his line of small powerboats and examine how they’ve evolved over the years.