Have you thought of building your own kayak? Are you tired of paddling around in a faded piece of plastic which might have been a laundry detergent bottle in a former life? Did you see a drop-dead gorgeous wooden kayak the last time you were out paddling and now you want one? Have you wondered how to get a high performance sea kayak without spending your life savings?
The kayak form patterns are all drawn out at full scale. No lofting is required. The forms are drawn in full, not just one half, so no tracing is necessary. Kayaks built to these plans are being paddled world wide. The builds range from first-time wood workers to skilled carpenters.
All the patterns required to build the boat are provided. Each station is drawn out individually with no further copying is required to cut the forms. The plans are complete and ready-to-go, just glue them to a sheet of plywood or MDF and cut out around the lines to make the building forms.
The designs are created by a sea kayaker for sea kayakers. The first thought in each design is the performance. Each design is created using the latest technology to create the best performing, best looking sea kayaks available.
The book "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak - Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build" provides a complete description of how to build a sea kayak using the "strip-built" or "cedar strip" method. Plans for three kayaks are provided in the book.
Chances are this is the first time you have tried to build a boat. You will probably want a little support. Guillemot Kayaks will be happy to answer any questions you have before, during or after the building process. Feel free to call or email. There is also a whole community of kayak builders ready to give you assistance and advice at the Kayak Forum.
Plans from Guillemot Kayaks are also available as kits. A kayak kit provides all the materials you need to build the boat. This saves you time searching around for hard-to-find materials. The materials are professionally selected so you are assured the best quality for the purpose.