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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

A beautiful Spray in Michigan

Spray, built by Dan Caouette for Jim in Detroit

An amazingly well-built Spray was launched earlier this year in Detroit, Michigan. Built by Dan Caouette for Jim in Detroit, it was shorter and wider and very light: just 13,2 kg!

Spray, built by Dan Caouette for Jim in Detroit

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Kajakträffar sommaren 2019

Det har varit en hektisk sommar i alla avseenden. Jag har inte hunnit skriva om alla träffar jag varit på, så det får bli en sa… Read full post

Frej – Niklas Gunnarsson

"Hej Björn, Nu är Freja sjösatt! För två år sedan byggde jag min första kajak – en Frej, och det gav mersmak. Modellen är så fa… Read full post

Ny Najad i Vestfold – Lars Ole Bolstad

"Hei! I helgen ble det prøvetur med den nye Najaden. Det er en traust, stabil og rask kajakk. Jeg har montert et Smarttrack ror… Read full post

Njord – Jukka Vanne

"Hi there Björn! Now finally my new Njord is ready. Here are some pics. Weight with all rigging included (bunjy cord etc.) is 1… Read full post

More news and launchings…

Launchings

  1. Frej – Niklas Gunnarsson
  2. Ny Najad i Vestfold – Lars Ole Bolstad
  3. Njord – Jukka Vanne
  4. Spindrift – Olivier Leblais
  5. Black Pearl – Poul Møller
  6. Njord – Stefan Fallgren
  7. Nya kajaker från Mikael Larsson
  8. Frej – Johan Claesson
  9. Nomad – Stefan Wetterstad
  10. Njord – Morten Jørgensen

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