The premier book on building kayaks. This book describes using the "Strip-Built" method to build a strong, lightweight, rugged and efficient kayak. Strip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. Professional sea kayak builder Nick Schade presents complete plans and measurements for three kayaks:
- Great Auk, a fast, stable, comfortable single for beginners
- Guillemot , a beautiful, high-performance single for intermediate and skilled paddlers
- Guillemot Double, a spacious kayak for two
This book has all the information you'll need to learn how to build a sturdy, elegant sea kayak, from setting up shop to making a paddle. Copiously illustrated and comprehensive, many first-time builders and novice woodworkers have successfully made their own beautiful wooden boat from scratch with this book being their only guide.
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