An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction
Author: Ted Moores,Greg Rössel
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
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.