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Build Your Own Wood Duck 12 Kayak
Location: Hudson River Maritime Museum - Kingston, New York
Dates: Friday, July 7, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017
You may register for this class through the Hudson River Maritime Museum, 845-338-0071, ext. 16.
All inquiries not about technical boat details to HRMM:
Instructor: Michael Puryear
Tuition & Materials:
- Student Tuition (including boat kit: $2,400/HRMM members, $2,600/non-members
- Helping student: $400/HRMM members, $500 non-members
In this 7-day class you will build your own Wood Duck 12 kayak. You'll work in the museum's fully-equipped Riverport Wooden Boat School facility.
Starting with pre-cut plywood parts, you will assemble the hull and deck of the kayak using copper wires and epoxy glue. you will then cut hatches, fiberglass the boat and install the cockpit coaming. During construction, you will discuss outfitting the boat with seats, footbraces, hatch fittings, and deck rigging. After the class, your boat will be ready to sand and paint or varnish.
The recreational Wood Duck line of kayaks offer comfort, stability, and excellent performance in a visually pleasing form. The deck is cut from "Sapele" mahogany plywood for extra good looks and natural contrast with the Okoume hull and sheer panel. Capacity is ample and meant to accommodate a broad range of paddlers. The cockpits is 38 inches long, for easy in and out, and your legs and knees will not be confined. The Wood Duck 12 will easily handle a 275-pounder, plus gear. The boat can carry a heavy payload in the fore and aft compartments, enough for picnicking, camping or a whole lot of fishing gear.
Chesapeake Light Craft has been manufacturing stitch-and-glue kayak kits since 1993. CLC’s many designs emphasize easy construction combined with good looks and uncompromised performance. By using the stitch-and-glue method, each student will build a kayak without the complication of frames, molds, or a strongback.