HOWB 078 – Interviews | Pygmy Wooden Kayak Class

by admin on March 14, 2013

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Today’s featured segment is two interviews.  The first is with Tom & Cynthia Krehbiel from Juneau Alaska.  Tom and Cynthia flew to Port Townsend in February for a one week Pygmy Boats sponsored class.  During this one week class, they were able to complete about 50% of their Pinguino wooden kayak under the instruction of Pygmy employees John and Seth.  Tune in to the podcast to hear more about why they took the class, why you should take one, and what’s so special about building your own boat.

The second interview is with John Lockwood, founder and owner of Pygmy Boats.  John and I talk about a wide variety of topics including building a kit kayak, hull speed, Greenland paddles vs Euro paddles, and other fun stuff.  To hear more conversations between John and I, listen to HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/060 and HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/061.

Click on the green player button above to listen to the interviews.

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

 

Students wetting out fiberglass cloth with epoxy.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Students wetting out fiberglass cloth with epoxy. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Tom & Cynthia hard at work on their Pinguino recreational kayak.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Tom & Cynthia hard at work on their Pinguino recreational kayak. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

The Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation.  You gotta check this place out!  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

The Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation. You gotta check this place out! Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

Thanks Tom and Cynthia and John for doing the interviews.  Best to the 3 of you with your wooden boat endeavors.

Wooden Boat Hack of the Week – #18 | Confer/Commiserate with other wooden boat addicts before your first build

Thinking about launching your first wooden boat project?  Time to confer with others for direction, tips, tricks, and good ole wooden boat advice.  Check out the following:

  • Join an online wooden boat forum to discuss ideas and pick the brains of others.  One popular forum is the Wooden Boat Forum hosted by Wooden Boat Magazine.
  • Subscribe to Wooden Boat Magazine – lots of great articles and ideas.
  • Attend a Wooden Boat Festival.  There are dozens of these around the world.  Google “wooden boat festival” for locations near you.
  • Visit a local wooden boat shop, school or educational facility.  These are a little more scarce, but chances are you are close to, or within a 1/2 day drive to one of these great resource centers.
  • Shoot an email to ole Dan@Hookedonwoodenboats.com with some of your questions.

After you’ve done your research thru conferring with others, you’ll be better prepared to launch your first successful boat building project!

WANT TO HELP? PLEASE LEAVE FEEDBACK! I want to build a community of people from all over the world who want to connect, learn, share stories and photos, and have fun with wooden boats.

I would REALLY appreciate you sending me wooden boats pics, stories, or projects you are working on. You can also write comments on this blog, email me at Dan@Hookedonwoodenboats.com, or call my feedback hotline at 424 261-2360. Click HERE to subscribe to my email news list for the latest and greatest fun stuff and click on one of the buttons below to subscribe to my show. Keep the bright side up and the barnacled side down – Wooden Boat Dan “over and out”! Subscribe to the Hooked On Wooden Boats Podcast here: Zune iTunes RSS Feed

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