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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

Hunter – Paul Winkel

Hunter – Paul Winkel

"Hi Björn,

I'm So happy with my Kayak, It's ready and I have also done the first tour. It was a river tour on a small river with shallow water in the East Of Germany. I know it's not the right Kayak for that, but it works really good. In the future, I will go more to the Sea.

Best regards Paul"

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Frej – Christophe Grimonpon

"Hi Björn, I finally got to launch my Frej called "Vieille Maine" last weekend for an Easter egg hunt with my club. My people t… Read full post

Njord - Ivan Blumenschein

Hello Bjorn, this is my Njord, launched last March. I waited to send a review after I was familiar enough with the boat. During… Read full post

Njord – Elger

"Hallo Björn,ich habe das Njord fertig und schicke dir ein paar Bilder. Da bei uns im Moment alle wasserflächen gefroren sind k… Read full post


Har du en kajak och saknar spänning i tillvaron? Isfloden i Brasvellbreen på Svalbard kan tillfredställa även den mest hängivne… Read full post

More news and launchings…


  1. Hunter – Paul Winkel
  2. Frej – Christophe Grimonpon
  3. Njord - Ivan Blumenschein
  4. Njord – Elger
  5. Frej – Hans Lidén
  6. Nanoq x 2 – Jan Sörfeldt
  7. En speciell liten Frej som heter Gro
  8. Nomad/2 – Per Ruthström
  9. Spray – Mark Tremorrow
  10. Nanoq – Christen Vestad

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