Making forms that determine the shape of the hull and deck, then setting them up on a build table for construction of a Cedar Strip Kayak.
Once you have completed all of the sanding and caressing of wood in the lower part of the hull it is time to apply the fiberglass and epoxy
The Cotee River and the James E. Grey Preserve are located on the Great Florida Birding Trail in New Port Richey and offer a scenic and relaxing kayak experience.
A description of how to create canoe plans from a table of offsets which are hull measurements (lofting). Expansion of "Building a Cedar Strip Canoe: The Basics" with more details this time.
My dream of owning a Jeep Wrangler came true a few years ago. My dream of owning a kayak came true more recently. This is how I solved the dilemma getting the kayak to water on my soft top Jeep.
Kayaking alone might require a little more effort than going with a group, but it can be quite fun and rewarding. Learn how to kayak solo safely and smartly.
For a great adventure and something a little different on your next trip to the west coast of Florida check out Paddling Adventures for a kayak or canoe trip down the Weeki Wachee River.
I hadn't thought of kayaking until my sons introduced me to it. When I decided to buy my own kayak, this 10-foot sit-on-top kayak from Future Beach turned out to be perfect.
Looking for a little outdoor adventure on your next trip to Florida? A day of kayaking down the Hillsborough River may be just the thing for you. You'll encounter a variety of wildlife including alligators, turtle, owls, hawks, and numerous water birds.
We took an old boat trailer and welded onto it a structure that would carry multiple boats, have a low center of gravity, not wobble too much, and not create too much wind resistance.
This is the step in the build process where your kayak actually starts to look like something. This can be a source of motivation.
This list includes some of the most important items to consider investing in after you purchase your kayak. It will assist you in sorting out all of the many items available for kayaks.
One of the major material costs of building a cedar-strip canoe is epoxy and fiberglass cloth. There are a number of suppliers and epoxy costs vary a fair amount.
An honest review of my personal experience with Get Up and Go Kayaking tour at Rock Springs in Kelly Park.
This is a simple homemade portage yoke that is inexpensive and simple to construct. It works well with no slippage and is quick and easy to attach.
Venice offers a lot of places for your outdoor enjoyment. If you are looking for the best places to kayak or use stand up boards on fresh water, look no further than Red Lake.
Whitewater kayaking, especially running waterfalls, is inherently dangerous, but there are precautions you can take to reduce the risks.
The stems on a wood strip kayak are ¼ strips of wood which are steamed, shaped and glued together with thickened epoxy. The sheer clamp is what is used to attach the deck to the bottom of the hull.
As kayaking grows in popularity, so do injuries and drownings related to this activity. So be prepared and paddle safe, utilizing proper safety equipment.
Many think that kayaking would be a great way to enjoy the water, but don't like the fact that they tire so quickly. Here is a method of paddling that will allow you to spend more time on the water.
Tennessee's Duck River, from Normandy Dam to Three Forks Bridge, offers good fishing, beautiful scenery and swift-flowing water .
This is so easy, it's embarrassing. Here is how to make your own kayak cart out of an old golf bag cart.
Yet another fascinating kayaking destination is the Anclote River Park located in Hudson, Florida. Coastal mangroves, sleepy inlets, and amazing wildlife abound here on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Endless lakes, rivers, dams, and ponds make Michigan a kayaker's paradise. This article features kayaks for sportsmen, adventurers, and lovers of leisure.
Beginner kayaks are fun for all ages and safe when used on placid lakes and rivers or in sheltered bays. This page takes at a look at how to choose, with some of the best models available.