Waterlust Builds Sailing Canoe With Chesapeake Light Craft Boat Kits

We have been big fans of Waterlust since we discovered their epic filmmaking with a purpose. This team of water lovers has been on a mission to “produce films and photography that capture the human experience with water as a platform to raise awareness about the environment,” and we have blogged about them on TotalBoatShow.com in an effort to bring their awesomeness your way.

So when they announced this most recent mission, to build a kit boat from scratch with Chesapeake Light Craft: Wooden Boat Kits then sail it 1000+ miles from Annapolis to Miami through the Intracoastal Waterway, we were all in.

Their idea was to build a boat from scratch that had some unique requirements, like: easy transport, the ability to sail quickly when there is wind or pedal drive when there isn’t, food and camera storage, and the ability to sleep aboard. CLC jumped in, seeing it as an opportunity to think outside the box on a new boat design. And so did Jamestown Distributors.

They needed some epoxy, so we sent our best selling Thixo 2:1 Epoxy Adhesive their way to help with mess-free, simple thickened epoxy applications. They wanted 2 cool colors to paint their sailing canoes, so we sent a few choices for blues and whites from our line of Wet Edge Topside Paint.

The Expedition Canoe, created by CLC’s boat design guru Dillon Majoros, is a sweet little design and they look so great with their fresh coats of custom modified Boston Whaler Blue and Sea Foam Green. (They added white to each of the colors of the Wet Edge paint) and now that they are out and on their way south, the team has reported that the 2 boats sail beautifully and that the Hobie Mirage Drive (pedals for windless days) also work very well. 

We are excited for another excellent video from Waterlust, first in their series about this Intercoastal Odyssey. It encompasses the boat building and painting at CLC which our JD/ TotalBoat President Mike Mills helped with, the rigging, the launching and a little peek at the boats in use. Lots more from the team is coming as they make their way south. Hard to imagine them crafting these amazing videos from the road – but we have faith and we can’t wait for Part 2. 

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