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Books on Canoes Kayaks and Rowboats


Baidarka, George B. Dyson  0
Both a detailed history of the baidarka (a skin on frame ocean kayak which evolved in the Aleutian islands) as well as a manual for constructing this type of craft from aircraft aluminum tube and nylon fabric. (Added: 8-Apr-2000 Hits: 1204) | Rate | Visit
Birchbark Canoe : Living Among the Algonquin  0
Discover the art of birchbark canoe building as seen through the eyes of someone who is passionate about it - the story of building a traditional birchbark canoe, demonstrating traditonal techniques. By David Gidmark. (Added: 8-Apr-2000 Hits: 1140) | Rate | Visit
Building the Maine Guide Canoe by Jerry Stelmok  0
"I read the book because I wanted to know how wood and canvas canoes are made. The book documents the process from selecting the wood to stretching on the canvas. Every step was explained as if your father was teaching you the family business." (Added: 12-Aug-2000 Hits: 906) | Rate | Visit
Building Your Kevlar Canoe : A Foolproof Method  0
Factory-built Kevlar canoes are light (35 pounds for a 17-Footer), strong (40% stronger than fiberglass canoes that weigh twice as much), fast, and maintenance-free. Moran's low-tech method for building these high-tech boats centers on the pink foam sheathing used on houses, a $5 plane, and drywall compound. The method is astonishingly easy and forgiving. The book provides complete plans and building instructions for a stable family canoe, a swift solo canoe, and a wilderness tripper. (Added: 12-Aug-2000 Hits: 1456) | Rate | Visit
Canoecraft, Ted Moores  0
Deceptively beautiful, the modern woodstrip canoe not only is rugged and responsive in the water, but also can be built by anyone with a minimum of carpentry skills. Step-by-step instructions profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings reveal the secrets of North America's leading builder of woodstrip/epoxy canoes. Plans for 7 canoe models, including the Peterborough, Prospector, C-4, English 20 and Sunnyside Cruiser. (Added: 8-Apr-2000 Hits: 1824) | Rate | Visit
Good Skiffs, how they're designed and built  0
The first book-length study of the affordable, fascinating, easy-to-build flat-bottom skiff. Easy to build, affordable, easy to transport skiffs offer a world of fun to boaters of all ages. Includes a chapter that takes you step-by-step through the building of a "stitch-and-glue" nine-footer. By Karl Stambaugh. (Added: 3-Jun-2000 Hits: 1247) | Rate | Visit
Kayakcraft, Ted Moores  0
Fine Woodstrip Kayak Construction. Kayakcraft covers four Steve Killing designs featured, including the 17' Endeavour. Also included in the book are lines and offsets for a 14' sport kayak, a 16'6" touring kayak, and a 20'6" tandem kayak. (Added: 8-Apr-2000 Hits: 1045) | Rate | Visit
Qayaq : Kayaks of Alaska and Siberia  0
Authoritative book about traditional kayak design and building techniques by David W. Zimmerly, Paul Gardinier. (Added: 17-Dec-2001 Hits: 733) | Rate | Visit
The Strip-Built Sea Kayak, Nick Schade  0
Strip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. 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. (Added: 8-Apr-2000 Hits: 965) | Rate | Visit
Wood and Canvas Kayak Building  0
The building techniques are simple but elegant, incorporating modern adhesives to reduce the number of screw fastenings and the degree of precision required, while still creating a strong, light boat. Ordinary shop tools and locally available woods will suffice. Putz shows how to scale the kayak up or down to any size using a pocket calculator. (Added: 28-Aug-2000 Hits: 953) | Rate | Visit
Woodstrip Woodworking and Boat Building  0
Quality how-to books about woodstrip woodworking and boat building. Use woodstrips and epoxy to build canoes & kayaks, rowboats & sailboats. Plans included with most books. Online ordering available. (Added: 11-May-2000 Hits: 1083) | Rate | Visit



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