I have wanted to build a Kayak for some time now, and I finally have a shop that I can build in. I have spent a few years reading up on boat building and have purchased a handful of books for reference. In those books are a few that have been written by "Nick Schade" who has been a Naval Architect and has designed a number of Kayaks over the years, his plans can be purchased through Chesapeake Light Craft.
There are other online companies that sell plans for not just Kayaks but larger boats. I have spent hours going through a number of those sites, just did not find anything that appealed to me. The books of "Schade" has a few plans in them and the lines looked good. So that is what I have ended up with for a build, in a Striped Planked Style.
This is going to be a long process here, and I will add chapters as I get further along in the build. I have no idea what I am getting into as for the time this will take.
Thanks for reading and following along, comments are always welcome and appreciated.
Oh, those Horses I posted last week were built to set this on and allow me to bend the strips in place without anything moving on me. And if any of you have built one or even built boats, please feel free to chime in if you see I might be doing something wrong. Thanks
Up next a Little Prep.