For sites that include information on how to build a canoe or kayak or that relate personal experiences of actually building one.
Building a Redwood Canoe - Strippers Guide
Details photographs, instructions, tips and troubleshooting for constructing a redwood canoe. Also includes related links.
Chris' Canoe Project: Building a Freedom 17 Canoe
Chronicles the construction of a cedar-strip canoe with detailed comments and pictures. Includes boatbuilding links.
Dave's Kayak Building
Details of building a Chesapeake LT17, a 17 foot sea kayak.
Doug's Boat Page
All about building kayaks and native boat technology. Includes an introduction to boatbuilding, freeware and shareware boatbuilding software, free boat plans, pictures, and related resources.
Ferwerda Wood and Canvas Canoes
Includes photos and build records of several canoes, particularly the Hiawatha model built on an original Thompson Brothers form. Also features weight comparison for wood and canvas construction versus modern materials, tips for building a seat with a mast ring, and photos of a canoe rigged up for sailing.
Greybeard Canoes and Kayaks
A step-by-step account of building a cedar-strip canoe
Kayak Building WebRing
Connects sites related to building wooden kayaks.
Kayak Building Workshop
Focuses on building sea kayak using traditional Inuit methods in Nunavut, Canada.
Ken's Temporary Kayak Pages
Information on how building Euro and Greenland paddles, wood strip kayak construction, glassing, and extensive photographs.
Steps and photos of building a canoe with classic shapes, but using modern, readily available, and cheap materials.
The North Woods Paddle
Article written by Rick Waters and supported by the Wooden Canoe Heritage Association. Describes making a traditional wood paddle.
Online plans, pictures, and discussion of Jim Heter's custom-designed folding kayak.
Ross Leidy's Kayak Building
Personal summaries of building kayaks, canoes, paddles, and cradles. Includes a how-to section with in-depth discussions of a few building and outfitting techniques, including deck fittings, a fiberglass seat and the use of underdeck bungees to secure hatch covers.
Scubascapie's Kayak Project
Provides photos and description of building a wooden kayak. Also includes related links.
Free oar plans with photos.
Surfing Outrigger Canoe Project
Summary of building an 18 foot surf canoe. Includes project log, materials list, and summary of the construction steps.
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