First voyage for Duckling and paddler!

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My grandson Julio is 6 years old and last Sunday he paddled his own boat for the first time. He took to it like a duck to water. Another grandson, Noah, will be getting his own Duckling in August.


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RE: First voyage for Duckling and paddler!

Now there's a kid having fun in a good-looking boat. Grandpas are a good thing.

Laszlo

RE: First voyage for Duckling and paddler!

We met these folk last week end, and the excitement and fun factors where high. 

Check the duckling carving on the hatch.

RE: First voyage for Duckling and paddler!

Thanks, Laszlo; thanks, Dave.

If anyone's interested in a close-up of the mahogany "rubber ducky" on the hatch, here it is: http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=59zib6&s=6

And here's a pic of the whole gang, minus me (who's taking the picture): There's Julio in the Duckling, his dad Ben in the Wood Duck, my wife Ginger in the blue plastic rental (sorry, not enough wooden boats in the family fleet to go around, yet), and Julio's mom Xiomi in the cedar strip Wee Lassie. I'm in another Wee Lassie.

http://i47.tinypic.com/11ghhfl.jpg

I hope these links work; my photo-posting abilities are rudimentary at best. Laszlo, I still haven't figured out how to put an actual picture in a message, instead of the URL. Can you tell me how?

Thanks.

Jim

 

RE: First voyage for Duckling and paddler!

Carefully hidden away on the forum page (the one with the list of threads) is an inconspicuous little link to a page with beautifully detailed instructions on how to post images.

Since you've already got the picture hosted, what's left is easy. Click on the "insert/edit image" icon (2nd from right, next to the "?" icon) that's below the edit box for entering your text when posting a reply. A dialog box will pop up. Put the image URL into the appropriate control and set the image size to 500 wide or less.

Have fun,

Laszlo

 

RE: First voyage for Duckling and paddler!

Beautiful boats Jim,

I have a question about the way the Wood Duckling paddles. I'm considering building one for my son and I'd like to know wether the kayak "tracks" well. After a few paddle strokes is is common to need a correction stroke? or can you paddle with your head down and only turn when you consiously sweep the paddle?

 

How does the Wood Duckling paddle?

 

Thanks,

Josh

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