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2019 Schoodic Sea Kayaking Retreat

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 18:36
Start: Sep 16 2019 End: Sep 20 2019 Start: Sep 16 2019 End: Sep 20 2019


Get away from the crowds into the East Coast's best sea kayaking and try some amazing wooden kayaks.

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Estimated Material Requirements

Mon, 10/29/2018 - 15:55

This table give the basic material requirements for building most of my boat designs.

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microBootlegger Sport Build Overview Video

Fri, 10/26/2018 - 10:22

Ten months after I started the build, I finally have the final recap video of the microBootlegger Sport build complete. This was a fun build and I still want to make a microBootlegger Sport for myself, but I'm not sure when I will have the time.

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Schoodic Retreat Report

Wed, 10/24/2018 - 10:29

 photos by Carl Tjerendsen

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Build Your Own Skin-on-Frame microBootlegger Sport at CVSW

Fri, 10/05/2018 - 14:20
Start: Jan 19 2019 9:00 am End: Jan 24 2019 12:00 pm Start: Jan 19 2019 9:00 am End: Jan 24 2019 12:00 pm

I am really pleased to offer a new class. In this class we will build the Skin on Frame microBootlegger Sport. While I do not yet offer the plans, I am able to lead people through the building of this unique, fun sea kayak.

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Kayaking Class Gear List and Dressing for Cold Water

Mon, 08/06/2018 - 19:42
Kayaking Class Gear List:

Paddlng safely in ocean water requires you pay attention to water temperature and conditions. You generally want to dress for the water temperature, not the air temperature. You should also plan on carrying other gear that will help protect you or provide a layer of safety while paddling. The gear list provided here is tailored towards summer paddling in Maine. Local conditions where you paddle may dictate variations in this list.

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