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Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build

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ISBN-10: 007057989X

ISBN-13: 9780070579897

Edition: 1998

Authors: Nick Schade

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Strip building means assembling a boat from a pile of small wood strips. This method is flexible, attractive, rugged - and forgiving - as Schade reveals. He also looks at the advantages of building your own kayak.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 4/21/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 7.40" wide x 9.10" long x 0.40" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Nick Schade, an engineer by training, is a boatbuilder and writer whose articles have appeared in "Sea Kayaker" and "Atlantic Coast Kayaker". As an impoverished college student, he designed and built his first kayak when he realized that the price of a factory model was beyond his reach. And he's been at it ever since: More than 300 of his sea kayaks are being paddled and built worldwide. Nick divides his time between shops in Connecticut and New Hampshire and paddling the shores of New England.

The Background
Why Build A Kayak? Why Use Wood? Why Use Strips?
How Design Affects Performance Stability The Importance of Speed Maneuverability and Tracking Volume, or Interior Size Choosing the Right Boat Some Proven Designs
Tools and Materials Tools Materials
Lofting Offsets for the Hull Forms Offsets for the End Forms Drawing the Patterns Making Small Changes
The Building Process
Getting Started Where to Build Cutting the Strips Cutting Forms The Strongback Aligning Forms
Building the Hull & Deck Stripping the Hull Stripping the Deck Finishing the Ends Fairing
Fiberglassing and Finishing Fiberglassing The Coaming Up Making the Hatches Installing Cheek Plates Joining Hull and Deck Using a Sheerclamp Finishing Off
Artistic Creation Patterns from Strips Dotted Lines Dressing Up the Surface
After It's Done
Fitting Out The Seat Footbraces Knee and Thigh Braces Bulkheads Deck Lines Hatch Gaskets Grab-Loops Rudders
And a Paddle to Match Making the Shaft Making the Blades Rounding the Shaft Fiberglassing the Paddle Variations on a Theme Tools for Paddles Materials for Paddles
Maintenance and Repairs Yearly Wear and Tear Bad Scratches Dealing with Bruises Patching Holes
Materials List
Material & Tool Sources Wood Glass and Resin Outfitting and Tools Books
Sources of Plans
Custom Designing Designing Your Own Boat Stealing Designs Modifying a Design Moving the Cockpit Last Warning
English and Metric Conversion Factors
Safety Dangers in the Shop On the Water