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Home-built kayak requires wood skills, patience

John Enger launches his kayak in Collins Lake on Friday morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
John Enger launches his kayak in Collins Lake on Friday morning.
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My neighbor Sergio Bana ventured into our dank shared basement in a bathrobe and flannel pajamas. “That’s looking great,” he said, nodding toward the skeletal beginnings of my skin-on-frame kayak. “I see you’re using pegs instead of something like screws.” It was early one Friday morning in February, a few weeks into the build. I was pounding bits of oak dowel through the bent gunwales into the boat’s deck braces. The echoing crack of mallet ...


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lenger
April 28, 2013
10:17 a.m.

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Great boat - and a great piece.

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