This is R. Adrian Aten's version of Nick Schade's design of the Petrel Stitch & Glue Plywood Sea Kayak. It is 17' x 20" with fiberglass/varnished exterior and carbon/kelvar interior. Further details can be found on clcboats.com, Guillemot-Kayaks.com or oldmankayaks.com.
Rather than order pre-cut sections, the builder chose the most beautiful graining parts of 4x8 3mm Sapele Mahogany for specific areas of the kayak and placed plywood joints to be the least obtrusive.
"Old world traditions" of boat-craft were used by installing light colored Aspen carved Petrel bird parts, coaming, and accent stripes. It also features innovative magnetic and gasketed deck hatches as used by Rob Macks of Laughing Loon.
Included will be a Seals sprayskirt and Aqua-Bound Manta Ray Carbon Paddle.