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Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass



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International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press
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This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 4/15/2009.
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The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaksThis book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.

Author Biography

Sam Rizzetta is a boat designer and builder,.a master luthier (a builder of stringed, fretted musical instruments), .a music historian, a composites fabricator, and author..A canoeist since the age of three, he has designed and built.numerous canoes and averages 1,000 miles of paddling annually..His innovative Fabric Form method of boatbuilding is an.offshoot of his work in the fabrication of custom composite.aeronautical components.


Table of Contents

Choosing a design
The fabric form method
Shop, tools, plans, materials
The form
Laminating the hull
Turning the hull into a boat
Building in Safety
The self-rescue concept
Outfitting existing boats
Outfitting new boats
Testing and self-rescue
A solo canoe 12 Kayoo, a decked canoe/kayak
Wasp an ergonomic canoe
Information resources
Tools and materials
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