Building A Micro Bootlegger Kayak In 18 Minutes. AMAZING!

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Clip from the video “Building The Micro Bootlegger”

Thanks to long time fellow Woody Boater Dan Nelson of Nelson Boatworks for sharing this amazing 18 minute video of Nick Schade from Wooden Kayaks making a very cool woody kayak called the Micro Bootlegger. Which is the connection to us here and the excuse to show.  The look as got that certain vibe.Nicks craftsmanship is inspiring. Now its no 1 minute snack video. But well worth it to see how its done by a real pro! So without further adoooo!

8 replies
  1. Rick
    Rick says:

    When I’m not powerboating I’m a 12 month a year kayaker (sometimes cold and tough to do up here on Long Island) and I’m impressed. With the fiberglass, Kevlar and vacuum bagging those yaks are going to last a very long time. Beautiful work. I’ve long thought about building my own but I’m exhausted after just watching the video. I think I’ll just buy a beautiful one and use the saved time to be outside enjoying it. Thanks for the video and Nick please keep doing what you do, no competition from me.

  2. Jack Schneiberg
    Jack Schneiberg says:

    I think that “header” shot today by Kent Smith could be considered as “sexually explicit”.

  3. Chad
    Chad says:

    I read Nick’s book front-to-back several times before tackling my first boat project.

    He has amazing patience and skill.

  4. Dennis Mykols
    Dennis Mykols says:

    My oldest son has built several wooden kayaks, and included very fine detailed inlay images with various exotic woods to bring out amazing colors. I have always admired craftsmen like this, who have such patients, and talent.

  5. Don Palmer
    Don Palmer says:

    Incredible! Thanks for posting it!
    It makes me envious of his level of skill. I have never been know as being “good with my hands”, but I know how to make a tube amp sing!

  6. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    OMG! are you kidding me?

    Video production worthy of a NOVA episode on PBS

    Boat construction worthy of one of the Great Masters

    I even liked to Guegeon goop part….

    John in Va

  7. John Baas
    John Baas says:

    Wow! I thought I was hot stuff ‘cuz I can use a matchstick to fix a stripped out screw hole. Absolutely unbelievable! Love the change of season scenes. Excellent production value…..what a craftsman. Thanks for posting!

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