Kiteboarding has many similarities to sailing. In both wind powered sports you have to have a strong grasp of the weather and your equipment. In kiteboarding, the kite is your sail, so what does that make the board? The kite board naturally becomes the boat. Through out the history of Michigan and the Great Lakes, their have been many beautiful wooden sail boats to grace these waters.
Boat building is a craft with a truly unique set of skills. I started to dive into the boat building culture to get a better understand of how to design and build my own mini boat. The results far beat my expectations. There is nothing like riding a wooden boat on our fresh water seas of the Great Lakes, even if its only 54" long.