I found this piece from several months back (via My WoodenBoat of the Week) about a couple paddling from Phuket,Thailand to San Francisco via the Bering Sea. I concur with one other reader that it is a nicely-built Nick Shade design. Anyone heard tell of this voyage?
Years ago I came a across a boat in WoodenBoat that had me fixated for months. It was a little lapstrake double paddle canoe. Something about the boat was so exciting –it was small and nimble –perfect for poking into nooks of various estuaries. A real messing about kind of boat. I’ve had [...]
I see in Nick Shade’s blog that he has been talking to Chesapeake Light Craft about partnering on a sit-on-top boat. Interesting alliance. Nick seems to be playing with downmarket options (not meant to be pejorative –I speak in terms of access for builders) and CLC probably needs some fresh ideas. I wonder if [...]
Nick Shade is the man behind Guillemot Kayaks,producer of some of the nicer-looking wooden kayaks around. I mentioned Nick via his book,The Strip-Built Sea Kayak,a couple months back. Most of Nick’s stuff is strip built,and he seems to do nice work. Apparently one of his boats is in the Museum [...]
Here is a recent project of mine –a wooden kayak paddle. The shaft is white cedar and the blade is cherry,basswood,and walnut. I added the ferrule later. I love it –in addition to looking great,it is light and a good size for me.
I built it using plans from The [...]