An article on CTPost.com by Jessica Glazer describes the role that wooden boatbuilding has come to play in the lives of several individuals from around the country, including the author’s father, a TV actor, and an interior designer.
Here’s an excerpt:
“My father was recovering from a heart attack, flipping through a magazine at the library, when he decided to build his first boat.
He saw an ad for a wooden kayak kit, and something about the grace of the construction and the fact that it was done by hand struck him. Despite a lack of woodworking skills, he decided to try building one himself.
“The process was slow and plodding,” he said. “But then a lightbulb goes off in your head and you realize why it was designed that way, why it fits that way.”