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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 – Wolfgang Heuberger

Frej – Wolfgang Heuberger

A nicely constructed and light Frej S is ready for launching in Austria. Take a look at Wolfgang's photoblog – it's full of beautiful and instructive photos, clever solutions and interesting ideas.

"Hello Björn,
i am very happy and proud to tell you that i have finished my Frej.

Final dimensions are now 498/52 and 15kg. Its painted with 2K PU varnish
in RAL 7004 and fitted with Kajaksport hatches.

I used Paulownia wood for building the hull - its really very light but
not beautiful enough for a transparent surface.

During my built i documented the building process in a blog in german only but nearly without words.

I cant imagine a more beautiful christmas present and want to thank you
for this wonderful design.

best regards
Wolfgang Heuberger"

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Hunter – Roger Schultz

"Hej Björn Jungfrutur med senaste bygget, en Hunter till min dotter Åsa. Den är alldeles perfekt, en Black Pearl i ”expeditions… Read full post


För ett par dagar sedan klagade jag över att Suunto inte längre tillverkade sin Orca-kompass. Men Wolfgang Heuberger tipsade mi… Read full post


På flera av mina kajaker använder jag en "avklädd" Suunto Orca kompass nerfälld under en kåpa av trä/plywood eller laminerad i… Read full post

A beautiful Spray in Michigan

An amazingly well-built Spray was launched earlier this year in Detroit, Michigan. Built by Dan Caouette for Jim in Detroit, it… Read full post

More news and launchings…


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

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