A new Njord
Sunday, June 24, 2007, 3 comments
My latest kayak where she belongs, Ålands hav (the archepilago between Sweden and Finland). Have done a couple of extended tours and am very satisfied with the kayak. Thanks for convincing med to build a Njord instead of another Najad. Presented my wife with the kayak this weekend and in spite of being a novice she immediately liked it. So it seems I have to build another (was hoping she would prefer the Najad so I could keep the Njord...).
I brought the kayak under construction to a boat fair at a scout camp last summer. At the time I was working on the deck which was instructive to show. Competing with Coast Guard shows, viking ships replicas and helicopter rescues I had not counted on much attention for a half built strip kayak, but to my surprice many were interested. Probably one or two were inspired to build.