Re: [baidarka] progress??

wayne steffens (
Sat, 02 May 1998 22:40:12 -0500

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Date: Sat, 02 May 1998 22:40:12 -0500
From: wayne steffens <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] progress??
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At 06:04 PM 4/28/98 -0600, Philip wrote:

>Well, it is a race with Wayne Stephens so I guess
>you have joined in Kirk (I can see you paddling
>hard up my stern) I better watch my 6.

Tell you what. I'll race you to completion of the hull stringers, then I
give up. You'll probably still beat me.

Got my keelson all scarfed and lashed, tailpiece shaped. She's got a
backbone now. It's amazing how strong the lashed keelson is. It looks a lot
like a boat now. I sure wish it could swim

Anyone know what happened to Eric Von Kleist? He was building the family of
baidarkas and was posting regularly, then he just vanished without a trace.
I tried to email him and it bounced back. Maybe he got canned for using his
work email account for baidarka too often. ;-)

Well, I'll use his signature file then. That ought to wake him up if he's


In memory of Eric, one of the many baidarka builders throughout the ages
who vanished before completion:

We pray for one last landing
On the globe that gave us birth,
To rest our eyes on the fleecy skies
And the cool green hills of Earth.