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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

Njord – Micke Hamström

Njord – Micke Hamström

Kan vara vanebildande att bygga ;-)

"Nu har jag äntligen fått den i sjön :) fantastiskt lättpaddlad och snabb :) i byarna 16m/s :) nu har jag ngt att paddla medans jag funderar över vilken kajak som ska bli mitt nästa bygge, såg att du hade några nya ritningar ����
tack för alla råd och tips
Micke"

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Petruskajak 10 år

Petruskajak i Tranås fyller 10 år och firar det med tre fest- och paddeldagar nästa helg, 24-26/7. Ett program med extra allt u… Read full post

The new Frej in production – and in the water!

Yesterday I had the opportunity to test drive the new Frej, that I showed here back in March. The first eight kayaks were deliv… Read full post

Spindrift – Peter Moulton

Peter Moulton with a new Spindrift in Canada BC... "Hi Bjorn. My ski is built. It went well, except that it is heavy at 19.5 kg… Read full post

Kanotyawl – Mikael Möller

Det tog totalt 18 månader med diverse avbrott men idag var det äntligen dags för jungfrutur med Scarlet. Inte så mycket till vi… Read full post

More news and launchings…

Launchings

  1. Njord – Micke Hamström
  2. The new Frej in production – and in the water!
  3. Spindrift – Peter Moulton
  4. Kanotyawl – Mikael Möller
  5. Kavat – Robert Carey
  6. New China assignments
  7. Isfjord – Pär Zackrisson
  8. Black Pearl – Nico Vertriest
  9. More on Bob's Alleq/Nanoq
  10. Isfjord – Mats Karlsson

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