Re: Kayak Plans (Request for research help)
Rodger Morris (rodger@FISHNET.NET)
Sun, 1 Sep 1996 17:57:22 -0700
At 07:11 AM 9/1/96 -0600, you wrote:
>12 years ago +- I observed a scoutmaster and his troop building Wood and
> cloth kayaks,
>am extreamly interested in obtaining a copy of the plans and the boys
>life it was published in
>if anyone knows of the plans please post to me at
>Dale B. Thompson
>10906 Yogi Berra Circle
I have opted to reply to SCOUTS-L at large, as there may be other groups
than your troop interested in making their own kayaks.
Boy Scout Troop 128 of Ventura, California, builds plywood and canvas
kayaks that fold flat for transportation. Each Scout who enters Troop 128
builds his own with adult asisstance. They kayak on the Colorado River
between southern California and Nevada/Arizona and in the Ventura Marina
and in Channel Islands Harbor.
These plans originally came from Popular Mechanics magazine in the 1950s.
The troop leaders of Troop 128 tell me that they have improved upon them
over the past 40 years.
I do not have the plans for this kayak, but I am sure that I can obtain
them. If you are interested, please contact me via e-mail. I should be
seeing somebody from Troop 128 at the Order of the Arrow Lodge annual
dinner on Saturady, September 14th.
Here is a general question for my fellow SCOUTS-Lians:
Do any of you be interested in having me post these plans on the Web?
Yours in Scouting,
Rodger Morris <email@example.com>
Scoutmaster, Troop 852 Woodbadge 416-18
Ventura County Council Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City