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Crafted kayaks

Current inventory won't last

Current inventory won't last

Many days, you’ll find Bill standing in his driveway near Blue Eye, Missouri, opposite where State Highway JJ goes north of Missouri 86, making kayaks, canoes and small boats, whose beauty is apparent even to those driving by at highway speed.

His boats are “strip-built,” which means the hulls and decks are made of 1/8-inch thick strips of cedar, an inch or so in width, glued on their edges, and clamped over forms called molds. After the hull and decks are assembled, they are overlaid with fiberglass cloth impregnated Read the rest of this entry

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