We have been sent information about a traditional kayak building workshop and are passing it on to those of you interested:
“This is one of those classes that we can truly call “Once in a lifetime” – we’ve brought in the experts, Seawolf Kayak, from the Pacific Northwest to teach the ancient art of building traditional skin-on-frame kayaks. !When you bring a boat to life in the traditional fashion, you create stories just as the first kayakers did and still do. You learn complex building techniques like steam-bending, but also how to understand wood, lashings and hand tools.
In class we talk about kayak history, native history and paddling adventures. !Walk away with a functional piece of art: In our workshops, every builder completes an ultralight kayak, either a river design (12’ and 23 lbs) or a ocean touring design (16‘6” and 28 lbs). You also carve out your own Greenland paddle. On the final day, weather permitting, we will paddle our boats and talk about Greenland kayaking technique.”
There is more information and contact details in this flyer.
Note: we have no connection with this course, just thought you might like to hear about it!