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    My first boat building class

    Just got back last week from teaching my first class building my Kayaks. I was invited to the Marine Science Consortium in Wallops Virgina. We built 2 VARDO's and 3 Ravenswood kayaks in 8 days. I know the students learned a lot but so did I! It was one of the most educational experiences I have ever had.

    I was so busy I didn't take a lot of photos and I have been so tired I still haven't downloaded and edited them yet. But Parker and her staff did a good job of that. This is a link to their photos of the event.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    Looks like all had a good time. My plan of building one last winter never materialized, hopefully I can get to it this winter!
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    Congrats Jeff! You can see by the smiles on the students faces you did a good job.

    Jeff Bower, DO IT. It is a very rewarding experience. I want to build the Stonefly canoe next.
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    Very cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    ...I know the students learned a lot but so did I!...
    Makes sense. I learned a lot more about guitar playing when I was a teacher than I did when I was a student.
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