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Skin On Frame Greenland Kayak Build 5 and 6


Sessions 5 and 6 involved marking and mortising both the rib and the beam locations. Cutting and gluing on bow and stern triangles onto the gunwales.

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 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.

Want To Start Kayaking – Beginning to Kayak?


Beginning to kayak, or if you’re thinking about how to start kayaking? What most newbie paddlers don’t know is there are many types of kayaks and the ease of paddling; ease of tipping over varies wildly depending on the model and type.

Pool Antics With Kayaks


Some crazy antics in the pool with kayaks.

Huron River Kayaking


The Huron River is a great resource for Southeast Michigan for kayaking

Unpredictable November For Kayaking


Michigan November weather still some warm days to do some kayaking and get exercise.

Kayak Season – Start Kayaking


Fall can still be a good time to kayak, maybe not the best time to start kayaking. For that there are indoor classes

Great Lakes Paddlers Fall Lt Portage to Zukey Lake Part 3 of 4


Part 3 of 4 fall paddle from Little Portage to Zukey Lake, Lunch at the Tavern. Kayak roll demonstrated.

Last Hot Paddle of 2010 for SE MI


Somewhat long video paddling down the Huron River from Zukey Lake in Southeast Michigan.  It shows the boat traffic on a hot day being shared by kayakers.  Temperature was 85 and mostly sunny, humid.  Lots of people were enjoying the Zukey Lake sand bar staying cool.  There is one place between Strawberry Lake and the […]