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Roughly 10 years ago, I asked my wife if I could get a kayak to do some paddling on some of the local ponds. In an effort to dissuade me from picking up yet *another* hobby, she said "If you can build a kayak, you can have a kayak." Being the stubborn type, I spent the summer building a kayak using my great-grandfather's hand saw, a dollar-store plane, and an electric drill. Somewhere I had come across instructions for building a traditional style "qajaq," (the traditional Inuit spelling). Once built, my daughter decided that she wanted one, so she and I spent the next summer building
Maybe this is a premature creation of a scratch build log. But I hope it isn't. I built my original kayak (an 11ft single seater canoe) in 1949/50 from plans that were published in 'Hobbies Weekly' (a UK craft magazine that was very popular in the post-war years). The little canoe went through several metamorphoses, eventually becoming the (somewhat over-canvassed) creature in my second picture. It was a PBK11, designed by Percy Blandford, so when I recently developed the unnatural urge to re-create my childhood canoe in miniature form, I really didn't see there might be