Canoecraft

Author: Ted Moores
Publisher: Firefly Books Limited
ISBN: 9781552093429
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Back in print: A revised second edition of a classic how-to book on canoe building. The new edition is updated to include advances in glues and techniques since the original was published, as well as five new canoe plans, builder tips and paddle carving.

Kayaks You Can Build

Author: Ted Moores
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552978610
Format: PDF, ePub
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The definitive handbook for kayak builders. Kayaks are growing in popularity as a fun, low-impact way to explore the wilderness or paddle on local waters. Combining easy-to-follow instructions with 472 color photographs, Kayaks You Can Build takes the reader, step-by-step, through the entire construction cycle of building a plywood kayak. This simple construction process demands neither special skills nor a woodworking shop. This book includes: A short history of the kayak How to choose the right kayak for your needs and skill level Setting up your work area and how to build a work table and cradle forms Details of all the necessary tools, materials and supplies Tricks of the trade from ensuring the boat stays twist-free during construction to laying fiberglass cloth the easy way for a great finish Minimizing exposure to toxic fumes and dust How to avoid and correct mistakes. This book includes day-to-day building journals for the three most popular kayak kits. A typical stitch and glue kayak kit contains pre-cut plywood planks, epoxy and hardware. Drawing on more than thirty years of boatbuilding and teaching experience, Kayaks You Can Build enables the first-time builder to assemble a kayak with truly professional results.

Kayakcraft

Author: Ted Moores
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
ISBN: 9780937822562
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Ted Moores operates the Bear Mountain Boat Shop in Peterborough, Ontario with his partner, Joan Barrett. In 1972, Ted pioneered the woodstrip-epoxy boatbuilding system for canoes and, since then, has promoted the fine art of wooden canoe and kayak construction.

Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building

Author: Susan Van Leuven
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764305375
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now anyone can make their own, custom-built canoe guaranteed to draw raves on land and water alike. The Illustrated Guide to Wood Strip Canoe Building is a comprehensive, detailed guide to the process of contructing a high-quality wood strip canoe, written especially for the novice boat builder. Sheathed strip boat construction is becoming increasingly popular among both amateur and professional builders. This is a method of producing a light weight, strong, beautiful boat of the sleekest design using materials, tools, and techniques available to the recreational builder. This book offers complete coverage of the procedures and techniques of mold set-up, assembly of the wood strip hull, epoxy resin, and fiberglass application, finishing, and more. All phases of construction are extensively illustrated with color photos and line drawings. For each stage of the building process, a range of alternative methods is presented, enabling the builder to select those which will yield a craft customized to his or her own needs. Source lists for canoe plans, building materials, and tools are included. This book is dedicated to helping the backyard boat builder achieve professional quality results in creating a fine canoe to use and be proud of for years.

Building Strip Planked Boats

Author: Nick Schade
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071643375
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first comprehensive book on stripbuilding almost any type of small boat Strip-planking is a popular method of amateur boat construction, but until now there has never been a book that showed how to use it for more than one type of boat. Author Nick Schade presents complete plans for three boats of different types (canoe, kayak, and a dinghy) and shows you step-by-step how to build them. Written for all amateur builders, the book covers materials, tools, and safety issues.

Canoe Paddles

Author: Graham Warren
Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781552095256
Format: PDF
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Canoeists are increasingly discovering the deep satisfaction in creating their own equipment rather than adapting to the generic standards of boats and paddles available through retailers. Indeed, interest in making paddles and canoes is at an all-time high with recreational boaters. For the how-to beginner, a paddle represents the perfect challenge, both finite and functional. For the skilled woodworker, the opportunity to experiment with design and technique and thereby create a tailor-made product that perfectly suits a paddler's needs is a dream come true. In Canoe Paddles: A Complete Guide to Making Your Own, longtime canoeist and woodworker Graham Warren presents detailed blueprints for making paddles that you will cherish and use with confidence. From his insightful look at the way a paddle works when it meets the water through the selection of the best woods, adhesives and tools, Warren takes the reader on a veritable paddlemaking odyssey. You will learn how to make a paddle with a single blade, a bent shaft or double blades; how best to protect a paddle with oil or varnish; what to look for when test-driving your paddle; how to decorate it; and how to care for and repair it. Warren also includes an appreciation of the evolution of the paddle, and a special chapter by renowned canoe-building teacher David Gidmark celebrates paddlemaking in the native tradition. Canoe Paddles is thoroughly illustrated with photographs and drawings.

Featherweight Boatbuilding

Author: Mac McCarthy
Publisher: WoodenBoat Books
ISBN: 9780937822395
Format: PDF
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Using the Wee Lassie as an example, the author opens your eyes to the natural beauty around you. A practical and beautiful craft, this lightweight and strong double-paddle canoe will carry you to waterways that are inaccessible in most boats.

Building a Strip Canoe

Author: Gil Gilpatrick
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781565234833
Format: PDF, Docs
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"After supervising the construction of more than 500 during his 30 years as an outdoor resources instructor in the school system of Skowhegan, Maine, Gil Gilpatrick shares his voice of experience through easy step-by-step instructions that will successfully guide both novice and accomplished woodworkers in the building of a sturdy, ready-to-use strip canoe. This revised and expanded second edition of Building a Strip Canoe includes plans and patterns for eight proven designs, most of which are Gil's original adaptations, and more than 100 photographs and illustrations. Also included are directions for making handwoven can seats and attractive, lightweight, stalwart paddles"--Page 4 of cover.

Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way

Author: Sam Rizzetta
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071597360
Format: PDF, Docs
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The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.