Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass

Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way
By:Rizzetta, Sam;
Pub Date:April 15th 2009
Format:Paperback 256 pages
ISBN:0071597352 / 9780071597357
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The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks

This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.


Table of contents

Part I: Construction
1Choosing a design
2The fabric form method
3Shop, tools, plans, materials
4The form
5Laminating the hull
6Turning the hull into a boat
Part II: Building in Safety
7The self-rescue concept
8Outfitting existing boats
9Outfitting new boats
10Testing and self-rescue
Part III: Designs
11A solo canoe
12Kayoo, a decked canoe/kayak
13Wasp an ergonomic canoe
Appendix A Information resources
Appendix B Tools and materials


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