Kayak Building


For discussion surround the building kayaks and similar small boats

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.

SOF: white polyurethane coating

Submitted bytraveler onSat, 03/27/2021 - 19:47

Just finished skinning my SOF kayak with 9 ounce nylon. Have Cory’s Goop polyurethane to apply and want to keep the skin white (on my last one I used rare earth powder pigments and it came out fine, but I do like the look of white better). Have been advised that tinting the goop with titanium dioxide powder will work. Does anyone have any experience with this or other ways to get a decent white tint for two part polyurethane? Am I asking for trouble with a white SOF in terms of longer-term discolouration? Thanks for any thoughts/advice/tips on this.


started stripping deck ... problems!

Submitted byNHrob onMon, 02/15/2021 - 12:27


  I just started stripping the deck on my Spring Run.   I have glued the first two strips en each side and am having trouble at the bow and stern tips.

How best do you join the strips at the ends?   Are there some good stripping videos that show this specifically?   I fear I am making a mess of it and have stopped for now.  I hope to send pics soon of it.



Bulkheads on Strip-Built

Submitted byStephen Connelly onTue, 01/05/2021 - 09:55

Am preparing for my first strip-build and want to know whether I should be using foam or plywood for the bulkheads. Should I be concerned about the hull compressing and damaging it due to a plywood bulkhead resisting this compression?