I wanna build a kayak.

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  1. scott_n06
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    scott_n06 Junior Member

    Hello all this is my first post I have always loved boats and I have recently refinished an old fiberglass jon boat of my grandpa's. It looks like crap but It floats. Anyway I have decided I want a kayak to take to small ponds and fish as well as a local lake I go to almost every weekend.

    I found some free plans that I am thinking about using heres a link to basically what I found,http://www.jemwatercraft.com/proddetail.php?prod=Laker13.

    My question is, where do I start in building this?
    I should also add I dont know much about boat terminology so any advice with that would be great.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. scott_n06
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    scott_n06 Junior Member

    Really, no body can give me any advice?
     
  3. rasorinc
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    Look here under boat plans/ human powered. Also look at client pictures which will show construction pics. then roam the site for further info. Good site, good people.http://www.glen-l.com/
     
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  5. scott_n06
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    scott_n06 Junior Member

    Thanks for the feedback. I actually think Im going to try something smaller/cheaper to see if I even enjoy boat building. I found plans for a mouse boat I want to try.
     

  6. flydog
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    flydog Junior Member

    Kayak Building Resources

    There are lots of different plans and methods of kayak building. I just finished a Guillimot 14' Sea Kayak made from cedar strips. It was time consuming but satisfying in the end. I would reccomend a stitch-and-glue version. It goes together much faster than the strip-built. You can check out my recent post in this sub-forum.

    Also look into http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/

    Chesapeake Light Craft

    I can link you to my build pics on Snapfish if you want.

    Good Luck!

    Flydog
     
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