Kayak Building
Materials & Resources

If you are building a wood strip kayak or any other human powered shell for that matter, this page is a good place to locate the composite materials, tools and other boatbuilding info you need.
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Kayak Magazines and Boatbuilding Publications:

  Sea Kayaker   Canoe & Kayak

Kayak Materials Sources:

West System      
MAS epoxy        
System 3       
Fibre Glast   
FiberGlass Coatings    
U.S. Composites     
Raka Marine      
Mr. Fiberglass     
Merton's Marine supply      
Jamestown Distributors     
Anchor Hardwoods         
Boatbuilder Central  plywood     
Cedar Tree    plywood    
World Panel     plywood     
White Cedar         
Grizzly Industrial          
Coastal Tools          
One Ocean Kayaks         
ATC Chemical Co.         
Nida-Core Corporation         
Aerospace Composites     
  Only some items
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If you want to find something specific, search this site. It works like One Ocean Kayaks search engine.
This Site
The Web

Directories of Kayak and Boating related sites and info:

The Ultimate Directory of Kayaking Links - Just what it says.
Ultimate Guide to Boat Preservation & Repair - Just what it says.
Boatbuilding.community - Directory of sites related to kayaking, boatbuilding etc...
BoatingLinks.com - Huge number of links to boating resources. Not just kayaks.
Paddling.net - A ton of links and resources related kayaking and canoeing
Yahoo! - ../Paddling/Sea Kayaking ; lots of stuff
See Kayak - A very comprehensive directory of kayak links run by Nick Shade
SeakayakTalk - Seakayaking, resources, links, Ideas (huge!)
Boat Owner's World - tons of links to everything boat
BoatersHub.com - linkorama to all things boating
SeattleBoating.com - nice directory of diverse boating sites and interests
Tamal Vista Publications - books about wood strip woodworking

Rigs for sailing kayaks:

Balogh sail design - very nice sail rigs for kayaks.
Spirit Sails - Downwind Kayak and Canoe Sailrigs
Fastyak - Also good looking sailing rigs for kayaks
Rig-Rite - All kinds of sail rig hardware

Woodworking sites and directories:

Woodworking Directory - great resource for woodworking materials and anything related to wood

Kayak Interest Clubs:

North Shore Paddler Network - Boston based. Info on kayak launch spots in the Massachusetts area and much more.
California Kayak Friends - The Club for Paddlesports Enthusiasts

  Kayak Builders: (wood strip or otherwise)
to this page and share knowledge with fellow builders.
Contributions from amateur kayak, canoe or rowing shell builders are especially welcome.
If you found a good resource site that is not listed here, submit it as well.

Ross Leidy's Kayak BuildingStep-by-step photo journals of strip-built kayaks, canoes, paddles, and roof-rack cradles.
John Wentz Kayak PagesConstruction of great looking Expedition Sport
Steen Bondo "My Dreamboat"Construction of Storm LT in Denmark
John Caldeira SportMaking of Expedition Sport in Texas
Toquenatch Creek Cedar KayaksCustom builder of cedar strip kayaks using stapleless construction and veneer and /or abalone inlays

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