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.

Building a Greenland Kayak


Author: Mark Starr
Publisher: Mystic Seaport Museum Incorporated
ISBN: 9780913372968
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 119
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Describes building a kayak using skin-on-frame method of construction.

Kayaks of Greenland

The History and Development of the Greenlandic Hunting Kayak, 1600-2000
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Inuit
Page: 580
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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.

Fuselage Frame Boats

A Guide to Building Skin Kayaks and Canoes
Author: S. Horton
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9780615495569
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 158
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NOW WITH METRIC OFFSETS! Tired of struggling with that heavy plastic kayak? Are you looking for a lightweight boat but not willing to take out a second mortgage to buy it? What if I told you that you could build a boat weighting less than 35 lbs for $300 to $500? You can and in my new book I will show you how. This style was very popular in the 1950's and 1960's and many boat plans appeared in magazines such as Popular Mechanics and Popular Science. Even though it is no longer fashionable in the magazines, the fuselage style of construction is still probably the most cost effective way to build a small boat. Recently I have seen a renewed interest in this type of boat construction. People are rediscovering the advantages of Fuselage style Skin Boats. Fuselage frames boats cost very little to build. A sheet of marine plywood, a lightweight wood such as cedar for the stringers, a few yards of a synthetic fabric for the skin and something to waterproof the skin. Materials for a basic 17' kayak cost around $300. Adding a seat, deck rigging and adjustable footrest would add another $100 to $150 dollars depending on your preferences. For somewhere around $400 you can build a high performance, 30-35 lbs boat. A composite construction canoe or kayak of similar weight would cost thousands of dollars. This book will walk you through the process of building your own Skin on Frame canoe or kayak. I start by addressing the space needed to build a boat as well as tools needed. There is a detailed section on laying out the frames from a table of offsets. Progressing to how to assemble the frame, skinning the boat and through all the steps to preparing your boat for launching. Included are offsets for three of my boat designs. The StoneFly canoe, Curlew, a 15' Sea Kayak and new sea kayak design Pouco Barta.

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
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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.

Sea Kayaker's More Deep Trouble


Author: Christopher Cunningham
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007177985X
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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29 STORIES THAT ILLUSTRATE WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN SAFETY IS LEFT ON SHORE Sea Kayaker's Deep Trouble was a bestselling warning to kayakers: Do not let ignorance or arrogance get you hurt or even killed. Thousands heeded Deep Trouble's tales of tragedy; but even with the benefits of evolving technology and more safety options, kayakers still fall prey to human error. To renew the cautious attitude of seasoned paddlers and to instill safe practices in kayaking newbies, Sea Kayaker's More Deep Trouble presents more stories of kayaking trials, rescues, and tragedy. In these 29 stories collected from Sea Kayaker magazine, survivors and witnesses tell of their experiences with the dangers and risks of kayaking. You will feel the cold rush of water when paddlers fall in, the panic they feel when they do not know how to rescue themselves, and the anxiousness of loved ones waiting to hear any news. You will learn how whale watching could cost you your life, how life-saving electronics are only as good as the batteries you have in them, and how a float plan can initiate a timely search and rescue. End-of-story Lessons Learned summaries suggest what to do if you find yourself in similar unfortunate situations. Read these tales, understand the lessons learned in these incidents, and respect the advice given as you take your next kayaking adventure. This tome of danger and survival may ultimately save your life.

Eastern Arctic Kayaks

History, Design, Technique
Author: John D. Heath,Eugene Y. Arima
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
ISBN: 1889963259
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 161
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Eastern Arctic Kayaks is the product of years of kayak study by two of the world's experts. Combining analyses of form and function with historical background and illustrations of kayaking techniques, this volume will appeal to recreational kayakers and scholarly readers alike. An excerpt from John Brand's Little Kayak Book series makes this British publication available to American readers for the first time.

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
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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.

Building Skin-on-frame Boats


Author: Robert Morris
Publisher: Raincoast Books
ISBN: 9781551924441
Category: Boatbuilding
Page: 271
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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.

The Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America


Author: Edwin Tappan Adney,Howard I. Chappelle
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 158834522X
Category: History
Page: 256
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The bark canoes of the North American Indians, particularly those of birchbark, were among the most highly developed manually propelled primitive watercraft. They could be used to carry heavy loads in shallow streams but were light enough to be hauled long distances over land. Built with Stone Age tools from available materials, their design, size, and appearance were varied to suit the many requirements of their users. Upon arrival in North America, European settlers began using the native-made craft for traveling through the wilderness. Even today, canoes are based on these ancient designs. This fascinating guide combines historical background with instructions for constructing one. Author Edwin Tappan Adney, born in 1868, devoted his life to studying canoes and was practically the sole scholar in his field. His papers and research have been assembled by a curator at the Smithsonian Institution, and illustrated with black-and-white line drawings, diagrams, and photos. Included here are measurements, detailed drawings, construction methods, and models. The book covers canoes from Newfoundland to the Pacific Ocean, as well as umiaks and kayaks from the Arctic.

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.

QAYAQ

Kayaks of Alaska and Siberia
Author: David W. Zimmerly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781889963105
Category: Social Science
Page: 103
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The story of Qayaq is one of the most enduring legends of Alaskan folklore, and this revised edition of the text by Emily Ivanoff Brown present the myth for the modern reader in vivid detail. Qayaq recounts the epic tale of the hero Qayag as he leaves his hom in Siilvik Lake and journeys across northern Alaska and Canada. Talking animals, supernatural gods, and Qayaq's many adventures weave together in this lyrical oral narrative, which took days or even weeks for actual storytellers to recite. Enhanced with a new scholarly introduction, Qayaq is a masterpiece of Alaskan folklore that shares the richness of Eskimo literary heritage.

Building Strip-Planked Boats


Author: Nick Schade
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071643375
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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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.

Alone on the Wall


Author: Alex Honnold
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393247635
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation. Free solo climbing is a high-stakes sport: if you fall, you die. Expert free soloist Alex Honnold isn't afraid to push the limit; one of the most famous adventure athletes in the world, he has pioneered new routes, won awards, and shattered records. Alone on the Wall recounts the seven most astonishing achievements of Honnold's extraordinary life and career, brimming with lessons on living fearlessly, taking risks, and maintaining focus even in the face of extreme danger.

The Aleutian Kayak

Origins, Construction, and Use of the Traditional Seagoing Baidarka
Author: Wolfgang Brinck
Publisher: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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For true traditionalists, here are the first complete plans and detailed building instructions for authentic Aleutian Kyak--the ancient voyaging and hunting craft of the nomadic Unangan of Alaska. Based on originals in museums in Oregon and California, these lightweight (35 Pounds, 17 feet long) skin-on-frame sea kayaks can be built to fit the owner's exact dimensions, using simple hand tools and readily obtainable materials, for less than $200, including paddles, spray skirt, and traditional paddling jacket. Known as Baidarkas among the Russian settlers of Alaska, these unique native American craft evolved over centuries to carry heavy loads swiftly over long distances in wind and wave--ideal for modern sea kayakers looking for an alternative to plastic replicas of short-range Greenland-style boats.

Driving to Greenland


Author: Peter Stark
Publisher: Burford Books
ISBN: 9781558213203
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 184
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Plimptonesque jaunts and essays on winter sports and arctic travel, by a contributing editor to Outside Magazine.

Building a Strip Canoe

Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-to-Build, Field-Tested Canoes
Author: Gil Gilpatrick
Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9781565234833
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 111
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"After supervising the construction of more than 500 during his 30 years as an outdoor resources instructor in the school system of Skowhegan, Maine, Gil Gilpatrick shares his voice of experience through easy step-by-step instructions that will successfully guide both novice and accomplished woodworkers in the building of a sturdy, ready-to-use strip canoe. This revised and expanded second edition of Building a Strip Canoe includes plans and patterns for eight proven designs, most of which are Gil's original adaptations, and more than 100 photographs and illustrations. Also included are directions for making handwoven can seats and attractive, lightweight, stalwart paddles"--Page 4 of cover.

Building Outrigger Sailing Canoes

Modern Construction Methods for Three Fast, Beautiful Boats
Author: Gary Dierking
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071594566
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 192
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Build the fastest, most exotic sailboats around! Popular in Hawaii and throughout the South Pacific and Indian Oceans, outrigger canoes combine the romance of the South Seas with a ruthless efficiency of design and breathtaking sailing performance. This is the first book to present complete plans and building instructions for three outrigger sailing canoes. Based on traditional Hawaiian and Micronesian types, the designs are lightweight, easy to build, and screamingly fast. Author Gary Dierking shows you how to build these boats using stitch-and-glue and strip-planking construction, explains what tools and materials are required, how to rig and equip the boats, and more.