Kayak Building


For discussion surround the building kayaks and similar small boats

Salvaged western red cedar

Submitted byStephen onSun, 09/05/2021 - 13:35

750 to 1000 bd. ft. of old growth WRC.  2 x 4 x 18', 12' and 8' lengths.  This was decking material, nailed down, 2' on center.  Approximately 2" of clear wood between nail holes.   Random grain orientation with approximately 20 to 30 growth rings per inch.  Beautiful material once it is cleaned up.  This post is both an attempt to establish a value as well as potential buyer.  

leather/natural skins for kayak building

Submitted byaru onThu, 08/12/2021 - 00:13

Im looking to make a primitive/traditional SOF kayak, I cant find anything on this. I planned to use oil tanned leather, sealed with a beeswax mixture. Any thoughts? I was told on a leatherworking forum that oil tanned leather wouldnt work. Its hard to find info on this.

Sevylor Quikpak K1 - Suitable for the Complete Newbie or Not?

Submitted byBambalbidon onThu, 08/05/2021 - 15:25

I read one article "Best Kayaks For Big Guys" on the site https://inflatableboatlift.com/best-kayaks-for-big-guys-or-girls-5-top-kayaks-for-the-oversized-person/ and completely confused which kayak is right for me for fishing. Maybe the experts will tell me this Sevylor Quikpak K1 model will be optimal for fat beginners?

Kayaking Motors, need suggestions on the best one

Submitted bysandeep06265 onTue, 07/27/2021 - 12:15

Hello Dear Fellow kayakers,

I want to purchase a new Kayaking motor and i have read a post regarding the same on Kayaking Motors. I have liked Watersnake – ASP 18 and 24 Pound Thrust 12V Saltwater Trolling Motor. Is this worth buying or shall i go for other options. Need expert suggestions here.

Thanks in advance

hello all

Submitted byhypnos97 onFri, 07/09/2021 - 03:50

Hướng dẫn cách chốt cầu MB theo lô rơi hiệu quả, chơi lâu dài

Lô rơi là gì, nên chốt cầu theo lô rơi như thế nào để mang lại hiệu quả kinh tế cao và duy trì đam mê lâu dài  nhất, tham khảo ngay bài viết để có được những con số đẹp.

Lô rơi là gì, có những loại lô rơi nào

SOF-first Tom Yost build

Submitted bylouiemuniz onMon, 07/05/2021 - 20:49

Hello this is my first post, nice to be here!

I'm about to start building my first kayak and have decided to build one of Tom Yost's kayaks. I'm very curious about the Cape Falcon F1 as well but it's a bit pricey for a first build (mandatory class, plans, and supplies). My question is which Yost kayak would be appropriate for me or which is highly recommended.

Specs: 5'7", 165lbs, size 9.5 shoes

I'll mostly be using this for exercise on Minnesota lakes/rivers, possibly learning how to roll, and maybe small camping trips--I suppose just an all around kayak.

Little Auk hatch

Submitted byhypnos97 onSun, 06/13/2021 - 12:59



Im building the 10' Little Auk.  I am almost completed with the stripping. I am having difficulty understanding the diagram in the plans for the cockpit opening?  I would like to use a recessed cockpit, stripping the other way for contrast, but I'm also having problems determining the layout out of the recessed area, and the cockpit area.  This is my first build, and if anybody could help that would be great- even a photo of a completed little auk would help.