Over a pandemic winter Carl Frey built the NOELLE Q, an 8′ long, 26-pound kayak (19″ beam) from his own plans. Bottom and sides are 4 mm ocume plywood, deck is ¼″ cedar with a redwood center stripe, transom, stem and cockpit trim are pine harvested from his property and the chines are red oak grooved to accept the plywood members. A layer of polyester cloth and epoxy reinforces the bottom. Grandson Evan and granddaughter Noelle will pilot the boat (taking turns) on the nearby Lewes and Rehoboth Canal in Delaware. (photo credit: Adam Frey)

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Boat Launchings

Boat Launchings


Intro to Boatbuilding Semi Dory

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Boat Launchings


The build was started in 2009 by Dr. David Likely of Dorn Ridge N.B.