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For Craftsman, Kayaks Are Way of Life


For more than 1,000 years, kayaks have fascinated people young and old. The long, narrow, boats were originally designed by Eskimos for hunting seals in the arctic. They are mostly covered, with a small opening in the center and are propelled by a double bladed paddle. They made it to Europe in the early 1900s and spread around the world, used for hunting, pleasure and competition - in rivers and seas.

Tourists who kayak mostly use mass produced plastic models. But a wooden kayak is the Rolls Royce of this light and fast boat. Producer Zulima Palacio spoke to a craftsman who has spent a lifetime designing kayaks. Carol Pearson narrates.

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