All posts tagged Sea Kayak

Change From Fresh to Salt – South Florida


No recent posts as busy changing everything from work to residence.  Not a snow bird but a year round change to a warmer climate which allows more Paddling and biking.  Lost 6 lbs since the change, not due to any diet, in fact beer consumption is up.  Tan lines are also staying.  Just connected with […]

Cumberland Island Sea Kayak Adventure


I was invited in December to join a Sea Kayak trip to Cumberland Island Georgia and then on to Tybee Island Georgia.  But I did not respond to the invite until January when I was able to roll my P & H Capella reliably in January pool sessions.  Paddling out on the Atlantic and in […]

Huron River Fall Paddling – Start Kayaking


Fall can be a great time to paddle, few power boats, can be warm, and the trees can be in full fall color.  Can also be a time to start kayaking if you have been putting it off all summer. Such was the case for a Huron River Paddle from Little Portage Lake to the […]

We Did What Nobody Else Was Allowed To Do


We did not realize it until later but we did what the HCMA was not letting anyone else do – paddle down the Huron River on a hot summer day with a nice river water level.  The HCMA was making and enforcing restrictions to the river’s use, like they own the Huron River.  They closed […]

Port Austin Sea Kayak Symposium


The second annual (and there will be a third) Port Austin Sea Kayak Symposium was held June 17 to 19, 2011.   There was a new visitors center in town for registration. Not many people made it up early Thursday as it is a 3 hour drive from Detroit for those that worked all day.  The […]

Hot April 10th Sea Kayak Paddle – Start Kayaking


Southeast Michigan gave us over 80 degrees and sunny which made for a great day to paddle Sea Kayaks from Little Portage to Zukey Lake Tavern and back. This was the opening day to start kayaking.  The forecast was originally for thunder showers, then mostly cloudy so the sunny skies was a nice surprise.  The […]

Skin On Frame Build – Greenland Kayak Project


Went shopping in Ann Arbor Michigan on Sunday for wood for the Masik – the beam in front of the paddler. This can be made out of many types of woods, it is a curved piece.

Skin On Frame Greenland Kayak 2011 Building Schedule – Skirts & Skins Group


Posted here is a schedule for the entire build process. This is based on the 2010 Skirts and Skins group build which was based in downtown Brighton Michigan. This years build is in a bigger facility in Livonia Michigan off Plymouth Road.

GREENLAND SKIN ON FRAME KAYAK POOL DEMO


The Skin On Frame Kayak group “Skirts and Skins” help a kayak demo to try out various skin on frame kayaks to determine what size and characteristics works the best.

Greenland Skin On Frame Build 3


Wood arrives today and gets distributed to about 18 people to begin the actual build, last meeting we took body measurements and recorded them on a wood “story pole”. For this session we will be laying out the gunwales – the main support beams of the boat that the ribs will go into. The gunwales will be marked for the ribs then the cutting of the ribs will begin followed by shaping of the ribs.