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 :-).
James McFadden, age 4, has a wonderful pilot in his 11-year-old brother Dominic, on this Chesapeake Light Craft 14′ Wood Duck Double Kayak. Dominic built it with a little help from his grandfather, Ned Farinholt. Dominic and James live near the Shenandoah River in Front Royal, Virginia.
After building several smaller boats in his living room, Dan Nielsen moved to a tent boatshed to build WOOD DUCK, a garvey-like design of Dan's own. Frames are Alaskan yellow cedar and Honduran mahogany sheathed in jequibita plywood. Marine-grade 1/8" aluminum held in place with 24 tubes of 3M 5200 ("It ain't comin' off!") covers the bottom of the boat. After displaying WOOD DUCK at the Olympia Wooden Boat Fair, Dan was heading to the rivers of western Washington state for some salmon fishing.