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.
New great photos from the Maine archipelago and the red Frej that David Long launched a year ago:
Some more photos of my Frej in its second season. The experience keeps getting better. One exceptional kayak.
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From Netherlands, a beautifully decorated Black Pearl: "Björn Thomasson, It's already almost a year ago that I finished the bui… Read full post
Stockenträffen i den gånga helgen i Tjörnkajaks regi blev en trevlig historia: härligt väder, 170-180 deltagare från flera länd… Read full post
Got a couple of emails from Johan Fridström in Blekinge, Sweden, with photos of his new and very well-built Njord. The wood is… Read full post
Launched – an unusually pretty and well constructed Singoalla for fishing and touring: "1/12 -16 köpte jag ritning på en Singoa… Read full post
More news and launchings…