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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

Frej – Bengt Karlsson

Frej – Bengt Karlsson

Bengt Karlsson i Strömstad sjösatte sin Frej i höstas – med snyggt infällda och nästan osynliga luckor. Bengt har byggt flera kajaker tidigare, bl a en Isfjord och en Black Pearl.

"Sjösättning av min Frej 20 aug. Väldigt nöjd med egenskaperna. Vikten blev 18,3 kg. Skrov av gran, däck av amerikansk ceder"

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Frej – Klaas van der Pijl

Launched: a special Frej for a tall paddler. "Hi Bjorn, It has been quite a while since you adjusted your plans for Frej for my… Read full post

Nanoq – Jonas Ståhlbrandt

En ny snygg Nanoq med imponerande låg vikt (!), sjösatt i Uppland: "Hej Björn! Nu har jag sjösatt min Nanoq. Provturen fick bli… Read full post

Frej – Dan Caouette for John Power

From Dan Caouette and Clear Stream Custom Water Craft: a new beautifully finished Frej, built for a customer – and with a new a… Read full post

Black Pearl – Jan Sörfeldt

Hej Björn! Nu har det hänt i år igen. Sjösättning av en ny kajak en vacker ledig dag. Min Black Pearl är byggd i Paulownia. Måt… Read full post

More news and launchings…

Launchings

  1. Frej – Bengt Karlsson
  2. Frej – Klaas van der Pijl
  3. Nanoq – Jonas Ståhlbrandt
  4. Frej – Dan Caouette for John Power
  5. Black Pearl – Jan Sörfeldt
  6. Njord – Lauri Ovaska
  7. Spray – Per Skräddars
  8. Black Pearl – Assar Åhlander
  9. Nanoq – Peter Ehrenstråhle
  10. Njord – Håkan Wikander

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