Floridian Mark Nye recently built and launched this 14′ long Petrel Play kayak. Mark spent just under 135 hours, spread over five months,on the construction of this stitch-and-glue kit. He stained some of the hull pieces prior to construction of highlight the hull’s puzzle joints. Mark plans to paddle in and around Ocala National Forest and to occasionally visit the beach for some surf kayaking. Kits and plans of this design by Nick Schade are available from Chesapeake Light Craft. The WoodenBoat School and Chesapeake Light Craft offer a class in building this kayak in September 2015. Click here for more information.