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Night Heron Kayak



Christoph Harlan of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, kept a blog of the six-month construction of his Night Heron kayak kit that he launched in April. It was his first effort at strip planking, and he only used hand tools, he writes, adding that he learning a lot and wants to build a kayak from scratch in the future. Christoph paddles the 40 lb Nick Schade design around Moraine State Park and the Pittsburgh Three Rivers.



DESIGN SPECS
LOA (feet):
18′ 
0″
Beam (feet):
1′ 
8″
Type/Rig/Power:
Niight Heron Kayak
Home Port:
Moraine State Park and Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers
Designer Name:
Nick Schade
Builder Name:
Christoph Harlan
Launching Date:
April 03, 2012
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