Re: [Michalak] Re: BEST MICHALAK DESIGN
- I did just that building Stormbriger(the pirogue)Now after 5 yrs of good use its getting a bit shabby.So now i'm going to refinish to a better quality..I didn't have the time to finish it nice at first.Just HAD to get it in the water.LOl
"There is magic in the feel of a paddle and the movement of a canoe, a magic compounded of distance, adventure, solitude, and peace."
From: John Trussell <jtrussell2@...>
Sent: Monday, 27 May 2013 9:42 PM
Subject: RE: [Michalak] Re: BEST MICHALAK DESIGN
I am reminded of a quote from Don Meredith about a football player with
skinny legs, "Are you going to play him or breed him?" I try to strike a
happy medium between good finish and getting the boat in the water and
generally end up quoting a boatbuilder's technical expression, "Hell with
it; it's good enough!"
We build our boats to get the boat we want and whatever level of finish
suits you is the level you should try to achieve.
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- Yes, I saw Harry Roberts speak at a canoe symposium, gosh, it must be
decades ago. Quite the promoter! Nels, did you also know the Ketter family
of Minnesota, who were very active in canoe racing? Betty Ketter was
considered the matriarch of Minnesota canoeing, and she was also another
On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 8:15 PM, prairiedog2332 <nelsarv@...> wrote:
> I know this is off-topic, but I can say I learned more about boat design
> from Jensen than any other hull designer. Along with the writer and
> publisher Harry Roberts - remember him Anders?
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