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DIY plans for kayaks, canoes and other small boats

Wooden Petrel Kayak by Nick Schade - Guillemot Kayaks

Building a Strip-Built Petrel Kayak: Episode 1

Nick Schade embarks on a new project commissioned to build a Petrel strip. Unlike previous extensive documentation, he plans a more overview-style approach. He selects Western Red Cedar, avoiding book-matching to create random-colored strips. Experimenting with 3/16-inch Cove and bead sets, he meticulously checks strip thickness before adding the bead. His detailed explanations demonstrate a passion for craftsmanship and experimentation in boat building.

What Makes a Sea Kayak?

Tradition The articles in the late great print magazine “Sea Kayaker” featured articles of people doing multi day expeditions to far exotic places. Today’s legendary kayaks became legendary because of the legendary expeditions to remote shores in which they were used. The way to verify that a sea kayak is worthy of the modifier “sea”…
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