My Petrel took the award for BEST KAYAK at Okoumefest 2015.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
I got a chance in between thunder showers to take the Petrel out on its maiden voyage. I had a little trouble squeezing my big white royal Arabian butt into the 17 inch wide cockpit. But once I was in, it went very well. It is a very fast Kayak. I covered about two miles in 15 minutes with very little effort. It was not the best weather for good photos .
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Well if I wanted too, I could put the Petrel in the water today. I still need a couple more coats of varnish to say that she is done. I have brought the Guillemot down into the man cave to put a new coat or two on her as well.
I will be taking both kayaks to OkoumeFest in four weeks. I am looking forward to meeting other boat builders and getting their advice on what I am doing wrong with my glass work.
I also want to try some other kayaks out so that I can decide on what kayak to build next.