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Nick Schade

The Strip-Built Sea Kayak

Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build

€ 23.95

Taal / Language : English




Part I The Background

1 Why Build A Kayak?

Why Use Wood?

Why Use Strips?

2 How Design Affects Performance


The Importance of Speed

Maneuverability and Tracking

Volume, or Interior Size

Choosing the Right Boat

Some Proven Designs

3 Tools and Materials



4 Lofting

Offsets for the Hull Forms

Offsets for the End Forms

Drawing the Patterns

Making Small Changes

Part II The Building Process

5 Getting Started

Where to Build

Cutting the Strips

Cutting Forms

The Strongback

Aligning Forms

6 Building the Hull & Deck

Stripping the Hull

Stripping the Deck

Finishing the Ends


7 Fiberglassing and Finishing


The Coaming Up

Making the Hatches

Installing Cheek Plates

Joining Hull and Deck

Using a Sheerclamp

Finishing Off

8 Artistic Creation

Patterns from Strips

Dotted Lines

Dressing Up the Surface

Part III After It`s Done

9 Fitting Out

The Seat


Knee and Thigh Braces


Deck Lines

Hatch Gaskets



10 And a Paddle to Match

Making the Shaft

Making the Blades

Rounding the Shaft

Fiberglassing the Paddle

Variations on a Theme

Tools for Paddles

Materials for Paddles

11 Maintenance and Repairs

Yearly Wear and Tear

Bad Scratches

Dealing with Bruises

Patching Holes

Part IV Appendices

A-1 Materials List

A-2 Material & Tool Sources


Glass and Resin

Outfitting and Tools


A-3 Sources of Plans

A-4 Custom Designing

Designing Your Own Boat

Stealing Designs

Modifying a Design

Moving the Cockpit

Last Warning

A-5 English and Metric Conversion Factors

A-6 Safety

Dangers in the Shop

On the Water

A-7 Glossary

A-8 Bibliography


Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
202 pagina's
Januari 1998
431 gram
241 x 197 x 13 mm
Ragged Mountain Pr us

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