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News from January, 2012

Cape Town 2012

Utsikt över Kapstaden Town uppifrån Table Mountain. I bakgrunden den nya stadion, där ekot av vuvuzelorna ännu kunde anas.

Ett par semesterveckor i Cape Town, Sydafrika (och en ursäkt för att jag inte svarat på mail eller skickat beställningar på ett tag – men jag vill inte gärna annonsera i förväg att huset står tomt).

Jag får nog hålla med the capetownians – vackrare stad finns inte! Vart man än vänder blicken är det antingen kilometerhöga berg, vita sandstränder med turkos vatten, dramatisk kustlinje eller gammal fin Cape-arkitektur. Som skandinav känns det såklart beklämmande med de enorma klassskillnaderna och dess trista konsekvenser i form av tiggeri och kriminalitet. Trots detta en stor vänlighet och hjälpsamhet – kanske ett nödvändigt socialt smörjmedel.

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Inspirerande Black Pearl-bygge

Black Pearl, Dan Caouette of CSFW

massor av bilder...Dan Caouette with CSFW is building a new  Black Pearl – this time for a Canadian customer.

Dan Caouette: "Over the weekend I started a new project in the shop. It's a design called the "Black Pearl". It's a world-renown high-performance sea kayak designed by Bjorn Thomasson in Sweden. I built three of them in 2007 and helped launch the shop. This one is for a customer in Ottawa, Ontario."

The project is well documented with lots of nice photos, showing Dan's building method and some very interesting solutions, that may inspire other builders.

Follow the discussion and comments on Dan's facebook page, and on  Kayak Building Forum.

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Europas största träkanadensare?

Båtbyggaren Karl-Heinz Erkelenz har byggt vad som förmodligen är Europas största kanadensare i stripteknik: 12 meter lång, 190 centimeter bred, med plats för 20 paddlare. Ritningen gjordes av Dr. Wolfgang Friedl i Wien.  Enligt egna uppgifter ligger det ungefär 5000 timmar och € 15 000 i material i bygget! På www.kanukarte.de finns en presentation av byggaren och kanoten, med många intressanta bilder från byggprocessen (texten är på tyska, men en Googleöversättare finns till hands på sidan).

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