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Build a better kayak than you can buy

On choosing, building and using canoes, kayaks, paddles and small boats

Choosing is about dimensions, characteristics, performance, equipment and other things that influences the choice of a kayak or canoe to buy or build.

Building is information on the building method, a complete online building manual for kayaks canoes and paddles, and facts on materials.

Paddling contains advice on paddling techniques, safety in kayaks and canoes, as well as online classes on navigation, meteorology, touring and maritime common sense.

Reading is articles on the history and geography of kayaks, canoes and paddles, a commented list of related books, links etc.

The latest news and launching reports

Kanotyawl 400 – Per-Ivar Corin

Kanotyawl 400 – Per-Ivar Corin

"Hej Björn!

Nu är min båt sjösatt och två turer avklarade, en lugn och en tuffare med lite vattenintag i byig vind på Sjön Uttran. Skickar med en bild tagen strax före sjösättning."

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Två Caribou 495 i sjön...

Under försommaren har två nya Caribou 495 blivit klara. I Älvsbyn har Tomas Jansson sjösatt sin kanot: "Tack för alla goda råd… Read full post

Nanoq – Leif Karlsson

When a highly competent boat builder/photograph get his hands on a set of Nanoq plans, the result might be something like this… Read full post

Another two Frej launched...

The first built by Axel Wolff in Arles, France: "Hi Björn, Well, it almost took 9 months to build my Frej, just like a baby. I… Read full post

Några nya Nanoq runt om i världen

Frej och Nanoq har blivit de nya storsäljarna. Här är tre nya Nanoq som sjösatts de senaste veckorna. Först ut en snygg och lät… Read full post

More news and launchings…

Launchings

  1. Kanotyawl 400 – Per-Ivar Corin
  2. Två Caribou 495 i sjön...
  3. Nanoq – Leif Karlsson
  4. Another two Frej launched...
  5. Några nya Nanoq runt om i världen
  6. Frej – John Nevin
  7. New Frej launched on both sides of the Atlantic
  8. Sport 395 – peter Palmgren
  9. Frej – Niklas Gunnarsson
  10. Panthera – Juho Paaso

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