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The New Kayak Shop
by Chris Kulczycki
From coast to coast, home boatbuilders have turned to Chris Kulczycki for everything they needed to know about making their own kayaks from high-grade marine plywood and epoxy. In The Kayak Shop, a long-time popular standard, Kulczycki provided explicit directions and plans for building three sea kayaks: a high-performance single, an expedition single, and a touring double. The New Kayak Shop details three new Kulczycki designs that are more elegant and even more suitable for today’s paddlers. The building instructions are also updated, with new sections on paint and varnish, seat construction, power tools, computer programs for amateur designers, and tips on building multi-chine and round-bottom boats. The New Kayak Shop offers the best, most refined designs and building methods in a single, accessible volume.

Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1. The Wooden Kayak
Chapter 2. The Design
Chapter 3. The Tools
Chapter 4. The Materials
Chapter 5. The Plans
Chapter 6. Making the Hull Panels
Chapter 7. Stitch-and-Glue Basics
Chapter 8. Assembling the Hull
Chapter 9. Installing the Deck
Chapter 10. The Coaming, Hip Braces, Hatches, and Footbraces
Chapter 11. Installing Rudders and Skegs
Chapter 12. Finishing
Chapter 13. Fitting Out
Chapter 14. More Designs
Resource Appendix
Metric Conversion Table
Index