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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

Finally, a tiny sliver of winter....

Långa bryggan med kallbad och restaurang längst ut

After an unusually long fall with strong winds and much rain, we finally got a little taste of winter even here down in the south of Sweden. Five-six degrees below zero (C), plus two in the water, calm, sun from a blue sky and a couple of millimeter of snow. Not much compared to what has come down in the northern parts of Sweden, but you have to be content with what you get.

The weather invited to the most delightful swim of the year at Bjerreds Saltsjöbad (Bjerreds salt water bath) at Långa Bryggan (the Long Jetty) that lives up to its name: 550 meters out in the Sound between Sweden and Denmark. Out there is the bath (sauna, dressing room, showers and a ladder down into the water), open for members from six pm to 10 am every day – together with a superb restaurant (both the food and of course, the view).

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Black Pearl – Roger Schultz

Hej! Äntligen färdig! Kanske inte jättemånga arbetstimmar men lång löptid, snart 8 månader. Tog en del tid att gjuta sarg o luc… Read full post

Panthera – Kent Overmyer

A new Panthera from Saucier, Mississippi. "I've been thrilled with the comfort and performance of your Panthera L. My first str… Read full post

Kavat på Österlen – Jan-Erik Broomé

"Hej! Jag köpte ritning för snart 12 år sedan. Flytt o husbygge har kommit emellan. Nu är min Kavat snart färdig, ytterligare e… Read full post

Did you know that Frej can be used for SUP?

Frej is a quite versatile kayak. Andreas Holm in Denmark shows that it is a half-decent SUP-kayak – and that the worlds smalles… Read full post

More news and launchings…


  1. Black Pearl – Roger Schultz
  2. Panthera – Kent Overmyer
  3. Kavat på Österlen – Jan-Erik Broomé
  4. Frej – Tor Colliander
  5. New Zealand surfskis on the water
  6. Surfskis from down under
  7. Caribou 495 – Bjørn Granås
  8. Njord i Sverige och Finland
  9. Thomassonsk kajakflotta i Gausdal – Knut Skjeggestad
  10. Frej i Rockland, Maine

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