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Kayak Build: Getting Started

07-23-2017 11:58 AM by English | 3 comments »

This winter I started a new project for my Grand Children. I started building a Kayak for each of them. For my Grandson who loves to fish, I built a 12’ kayak. For my Grand Daughter I built a two person 15’ kayak. I started with plans from Spira The plans for the 12’ kayak is free. The Huntington Harbor. I purchased the plans for my Grand Daughters kayak. It is called the Wilamette River. I want these to last a life time so I used the good quality materials. For the frames I used clear Douglas Fir. DF is more durable with respect to rot than the other softwoods and is much lighter than oak and mahogany. Kayaks need to be as light as poss...

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