The Strip-Built Sea Kayak


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Strip building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. Professional sea kayak builder Nick Schade presents complete plans and measurements for three kayaks:

Great Auk, a fast, stable, comfortable single for beginners

Guillemot, a beautiful, high-performance single for intermediate and skilled paddlers

Guillemot Double, a spacious kayak for two

Here’s all the information you’ll need to build a sturdy, elegant sea kayak, from setting up shop to making a paddle.