Kayakcraft

Fine Woodstrip Kayak Construction

Author: Ted Moores

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 9780937822562

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 175

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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.
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Kayaks You Can Build

An Illustrated Guide to Plywood Construction

Author: Ted Moores,Greg Rössel

Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. ; Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552978610

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 9967

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.
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Canoecraft

An Illustrated Guide to Fine Woodstrip Construction

Author: Ted Moores

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781552093429

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 207

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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.
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Building Strip-Planked Boats

Author: Nick Schade

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071643375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9912

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.
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Building the Greenland Kayak

A Manual for Its Contruction and Use

Author: Christopher Cunningham

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071392372

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

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This step-by-step guide to building a lashed-frame, fabriccovered sea kayak is both a means to a sleek, fast, universally admired boat and an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding for hobbyists. The Inuit design scales up or down to fit the paddler and can be built using $150 worth of hardware-store materials, a few basic tools, and a minimal investment of time. Also included: plans for a low-volume version designed for Eskimo rolling; an especially stable version for children; and discussions of kayaking equipment, paddling, and rolling techniques.
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Canoe Paddles

A Complete Guide to Making Your Own

Author: Graham Warren,David Gidmark

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781552095256

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 159

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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.
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Steering the Craft

A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544611616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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A revised and updated guide to the essentials of a writer's craft, presented by a brilliant practitioner of the art Completely revised and rewritten to address the challenges and opportunities of the modern era, this handbook is a short, deceptively simple guide to the craft of writing. Le Guin lays out ten chapters that address the most fundamental components of narrative, from the sound of language to sentence construction to point of view. Each chapter combines illustrative examples from the global canon with Le Guin's own witty commentary and an exercise that the writer can do solo or in a group. She also offers a comprehensive guide to working in writing groups, both actual and online. Masterly and concise, Steering the Craft deserves a place on every writer's shelf.
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Featherweight Boatbuilding

A WoodenBoat Book

Author: Mac McCarthy,Henry McCarthy

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 9780937822395

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 94

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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.
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Kayak and Land Journeys in Ainu Mosir

Among the Ainu of Hokkaido

Author: Guy De La Rupelle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595346448

Category: Travel

Page: 196

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Kayak and Land Journeys in Ainu Mosir takes the reader into Japan's northernmost island, Hokkaido. The native inhabitants called this island Ainu Mosir, which means People of the Quiet Land. Guy de la Rupelle after having been to Hokkaido several times by motorcycle and meeting furtively these Ainu decides to take a longer look at who they are exactly and their current situation. To give a sense of purpose to his journey he packs two folding kayaks in his car, all his camping gear and spends six weeks meeting as many Ainu as he can, camps and paddles in the lakes, rivers and along the coastline of this amazing island, certainly the last wilderness left in Japan. It has been said that a good travel book is one in which the reader will discover new things as he travels with the writer. This is certainly the case. The reader will get a better sense of who the Ainu are through their voices as well as read about a part of Japan seldom written about by Westerners.
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Woodstrip Rowing Craft

How to Build, Step by Step

Author: Susan Van Leuven

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764325533

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

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Finally, a comprehensive guide to constructing of beautiful wood strip rowing crafts. This style of construction is renowned for producing sophisticated hull shapes. Construction techniques can be mastered by the hobby builder. Over 835 clear color photos and detailed text take the reader through every step required to create two different, elegant boats for both sport fishing and sculling. The wooden parts are made with ordinary woodshop tools, materials, and standard working techniques. Fiberglass and epoxy can be applied successfully by the first-time user. Finishing methods help builders show off their craftsmanship to best advantage. This book introduces rowers to the delights of constructing their ideal boat.
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Kayaking the Texas Coast

Author: John Whorff

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 1603442251

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 152

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“Few experiences compare with navigating a sea kayak through a large sandy bay lined with oyster-shell beaches, past golden sand dunes into rough ocean waters, then surfing back onto a wind-swept beach at sunset.”—from the Introduction Half of the nearly 400-mile Texas coastline is flanked by barrier islands. Behind them, large and small bays shelter estuarine marshes, oyster-reef communities, and sea grass meadows that teem with wildlife, creating a bird watcher's and angler's paradise. For an intimate encounter with these natural treasures, no other water craft can compare to a kayak. Veteran kayaker John Whorff’s Kayaking the Texas Coast is an essential guide for beginning and experienced kayakers to the many miles of shoreline that surround the shallow bays, lagoons, and islands of the Texas coast. Novices will appreciate this book’s detailed information about where to paddle and camp, what to see, and where to obtain additional information about safety and route planning. Accomplished kayakers will enjoy Whorff’s enticing route descriptions and other pertinent details on paddling the Texas coastline. Opening with an extended introductory text that covers kayaks and equipment, safety considerations and emergencies, camping dos and don’ts, and helpful resources, Kayaking the Texas Coast also lists useful websites and guidebooks. In the main portion of the text, the coast is organized into ten destinations, from the Galveston Bay complex in the north to Boca Chica State Park in the south. For each of these destinations, Whorff provides information on navigational aids, planning considerations, accommodations, and directions to launch sites before describing various paddling routes within each destination—around seventy routes in all. Each route is ranked for difficulty as “beginner,” “intermediate,” or “advanced.” Detailed maps and vivid photographs by the author complete the package. "Kayaking the Texas Coast is your must-have guidebook to the coastline and bays of the Lone Star State. Many miles of sea kayaking adventure are described, along with maps and discussion of the natural world encountered along the way. My copy will be riding in car and kayak with me. I look forward to seeing with my own eyes what the author has described and mapped."-- Natalie Wiest, founder and director, Galveston Bay Information
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The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build

Author: Nick Schade

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071708708

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 984

Although books on strip building canoes abound, this is among the first to adapt the technique to crafting attractive, functional kayaks. Using high-quality, computer-generated illustrations and photographs to explain key techniques, the book provides complete plans and measurements for three different kayaks: 1) A simple solo craft for beginners, 2) A high-performance solo kayak for intermediate paddlers, and 3) A tandem design for two paddlers. With its easy-to-follow guidance and instructions, The Strip-Built Sea Kayak makes top-notch kayaks accessible to budget-minded paddlers.
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Yellow Kayak

Author: Nina Laden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1534401946

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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"A child and his beloved giraffe go on a grand sea adventure"--
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Wood and Canvas Kayak Building

Author: George Putz

Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780071559393

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 196

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The design of the kayak comes from the Eskimos of Southwestern Greenland, with dimension-sawn wood substituted for a frame of carved driftwood and bones, and canvas substituted for animal skins. 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. The two kayaks shown under construction in this book's many photos and drawings--a 17-footer and an 18-footer--were built from the same lines and offsets (included in the book). Putz shows how to scale the boat up or down to any size using a pocket calculator. He also shows how to cover the boat with fiberglass rather than canvas if desired.
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Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way

How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass

Author: Sam Rizzetta

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071597360

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

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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.
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Kayak Combat

Author: Eric Howling

Publisher: Lorimer

ISBN: 1552774767

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

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Kayak Combat is set in the highly competitive sport of kayak racing. When it's announced that Cody's Calgary kayaking club will host a Canada-wide competition, no one doubts that Cody will represent them. He is the team's best paddler, after all. But Cody and the others aren't counting on a new guy from Ontario arriving who can out-paddle them all. Cody's desire to be the best is put to the test one stormy day when he notices his rival's kayak missing from the clubhouse. Cody has a choice to make: attempt a solo rescue, or eliminate the competition... This story about overcoming rivalry and learning to put others first is sure to make a splash with reluctant readers. [Fry Reading Level - 3.8]
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Thirty Wooden Boats

A Second Catalog of Building Plans

Author: Wooden Boat Magazine

Publisher: WoodenBoat Books

ISBN: 9780937822159

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 78

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Cynthis Curtis, Mike O'Brien, and Paul Lazarus have endeavored to provide readers with as much information as possible while maintaining an open and strongly visual format.
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Kayak Morning

Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats

Author: Roger Rosenblatt

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062084046

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

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From Roger Rosenblatt, author of the bestsellers Making Toast and Unless It Moves the Human Heart, comes a moving meditation on the passages of grief, the solace of solitude, and the redemptive power of love In Making Toast, Roger Rosenblatt shared the story of his family in the days and months after the death of his thirty-eight-year-old daughter, Amy. Now, in Kayak Morning, he offers a personal meditation on grief itself. “Everybody grieves,” he writes. From that terse, melancholy observation emerges a work of art that addresses the universal experience of loss. On a quiet Sunday morning, two and a half years after Amy’s death, Roger heads out in his kayak. He observes,“You can’t always make your way in the world by moving up. Or down, for that matter. Boats move laterally on water, which levels everything. It is one of the two great levelers.” Part elegy, part quest, Kayak Morning explores Roger’s years as a journalist, the comforts of literature, and the value of solitude, poignantly reminding us that grief is not apart from life but encompasses it. In recalling to us what we have lost, grief by necessity resurrects what we have had.
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Celebrating Birch

The Lore, Art, and Craft of an Ancient Tree

Author: North House Folk School

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781565233072

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 177

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With its graceful silhouette and distinctive white bark, the birch tree has been important to people wherever it has grown. This book covers all aspects of the North's most versatile tree—from its biology and ecology to its different uses, craft applications, and legends. Some of the lore revealed includes birch's role as a Welsh token of love and its mysterious connection with witches' brooms. In addition to learning about how the wood is used in baskets, shoes, and wood coverings, readers can also make more than 15 craft projects from instructions in the book, including folded bark baskets, carved ornaments, and turned wooden bowls.
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