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 Post subject: cedar strip kayaks
PostPosted: March 2nd, 2010, 11:11 pm 
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Anyone ever build one. my friend and i are building (we plan on three) 17 footers . we have the mould almost finished and the strips cut . we should start laying up the first hull in a week. i plan to take pictures of the whole process.


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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip kayaks
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2010, 12:12 am 
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Yuppers. There's a few builders here. In fact, there's a whole section of this forum dedicated to boat building. I'm sure the moderators will move this conversation over there soon. More canoe builders here than kayak builders, but there's a few of us that use a double blade once in a while (shhh, don't tell anyone).

So, what are you building? You or your buddies ever build one before?

I documented it all on my blog: http://pawistik.blogspot.com/search/label/guillemot

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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip kayaks
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2010, 8:15 am 
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I helped my friend build his Endeavour.

http://www.buildingakayak.com/building-the-endeavour-sea-kayak/

Let me know if you need somewhere to post pictures, I'd be happy to put them up for you.

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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip kayaks
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2010, 8:26 am 
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Yuppers. There's a few builders here. In fact, there's a whole section of this forum dedicated to boat building. I'm sure the moderators will move this conversation over there soon.

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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip kayaks
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2010, 10:25 am 
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Well i looked a don`t see a building section so i an sorry. No we have not built one before . I have had the wood for years and have wanted to build a canoe . but had my plans stolen and never got anymore . and i can`t figger out lofting.


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 Post subject: Re: cedar strip kayaks
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2010, 11:22 am 
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No worries hardnocks - you are already in the building forum.

It all depends on how you view messages in this site. If, like me, you simply view the "active topics" or "view new posts", then the forum categories become less relevant. However, if you view the "board index" then a whole myriad of categories and subcategories become available.

Do you have any of the strip building books to guide you? They should do a decent job of explaining lofting. The books by Ted Moores, "Canoecraft" and "Kayakcraft", will probably be a very good resource for you and I highly recommend them (either one will likely help, but of course Kayakcraft will be the most relevant to you. Find them at http://bearmountainboats.com/books.htm.

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Another excellent resource is the books written by Nick Schade, "Building Strip-Planked Boats" and "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak". http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/information/products/books

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There are other books, but I think the ones above are best.

Other resources you might browse through, besides this forum, are the forums created by each of the authors above. The Bear Mountain Boats Forum (http://www.bearmountainboats.com/phpbb2/index.php) is more canoe-oriented, while the Guillemot forum (http://www.kayakforum.com/)is more kayak-oriented. The former is somewhat more Canadian, while the latter is more American. All of the forums mentioned are populated by friendly and helpful folks that build both canoes and kayaks (and other boats too) from both sides of the border and around the world.

I look forward to hearing more about the project and seeing the pictures as you progress. Welcome to the addiction. :D Be sure to take the time to enjoy it.

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