One of those far off plans that you hatch while on a beach drinking an adult beverage. We are at our local pond this past Summer when a friend of mine said we should get some kayaks. He being a very handy-do-everything-with-a-tool kinda guy said something like maybe we should make them. Me, laughing, since I am so not that, just shrugged it off to one of those plans that will never materialize. Six months later I’m paddling my very own skin-boat kayak on glassy still river during a January thaw.