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The Seawolf plywood design also has an option to be built with a length of 17'6". NEW We have launched a new site dedicated to canoes and kayaks - go to www. The 2 photos left, are of an example by Robin Waistell of Albatross Boats. Dart 14 Particulars LOA 14' 4.
Sanding Tools; Glassing the Hull. The comfortable padded seat and the swift bowline make harbour crossings effortless. Video of milling cedar strips for a woodstrip kayak. Posts about cedar written by ianjohnsonz. Guide and Time Tested.
One Ocean Kayaks plans are a product of professional CAD and Hull Design software, years of experience, prototype testing and hundreds of hours of computer time. These plans are designed so that you can have all forms precisely cut in about two hours and begin with your kayak construction. Forget crawling on your knees lofting with splines or transferring a table of offsets from cheap building plans and blueprints. Working with full scale printed plans is a much faster and accurate way to build wooden kayaks like these.