Shearwater 16 Hybrid

June 21, 2009

This is my first attempt at a blog and at building a boat.  I am hoping to use this blog to post some pictures of the whole process – which might take me all summer!

I became interested in building a boat because my friend Dave build a Shearwater 17 last year.  It is a “kit boat” available from Chesapeake Light Craft.  Having paddled a kayak made of plastic for the past few years – the idea of having a wooden boat was intriguing.  Well – it is not really a wooden boat but more like a fiberglass boat with a “wooden frame”.

The boxes have arrived.

The boxes have arrived and I stared at them for a week or two:)