Ocean Kayaks Stitch and Glue templates are created
full size with an accuracy equal or exceeding CNC plywood kits.
With the exception of marking only three building cradles on a 'strongback'
there is NO need for a measuring tape! The
plans are designed with visual alignment aid to assure precise transfer
of all plate boundaries on plywood including all vertical stations, bulkheads
AND all wiring holes that match perfectly across plate boundaries... NO
wasting time with drill jigs, misaligned 'kit' scarfs or deciphering
confusing and inaccurate tables of offsets. Once your plywood sheets are
joined (scarfed) you can have all plates precisely cut in a few hours
and begin building your kayak.
- All building cradles
and stations, hatches, cockpit cutouts even hip (butt) plates are created
full size. Special instructions relating to stations, the building
assembly and cradle layout are included to eliminate guessing and assumptions.
The entire set of templates comes on three, easy to align sections and
all is printed to an accuracy of
0.005 in. You will not find a more thorough or accurate
plywood kayak plans, guaranteed!
- Kayak plate templates
are printed on three, easily maneagable pieces in order to reduce any
inaccuracy introduced by taping the sections together. The full length
of the kayak plates is attained by taping only two seams!
- Stich and Glue plans
include drawings of the kayak with four scaled views (top-plan,
side, front-body plan, and perspective) including a full size
front view with an illustration of the strongback assembly.
The scaled views aid in locating bulkheads, hatches and cockpit cutouts
and will provide you with a visual reference throughout the construction.
This is important for there is no guessing about what goes where and
what is what.
- The full size body plan is mainly for alignment reference you can
also use it in an emergency to retrace any station shape.This means
you have a back-up if you make a mistake in cutting the stations!
- You will be wasting NO time converting English measurements to Metric
units. All important dimensions in One Ocean Kayak plans have a METRIC
equivalent for those who have never heard of feet and inches!
All Kayak plans
packages are accompanied by a comprehensive and heavily illustrated Stitch
& Glue Manual that covers every aspect of plywood
construction including techniques for graphite cockpit coaming and composite
gasket channels for flush hatches.|
Plywood Kayak Plans Package
- Kayak Plans
- precise, full size forms and plates plotted in COLOR
Manual - with 170 color photos
and CAD drawings
includes Building Manual and 14 extra pages and 40
and all technical data relating to the kayak model
mold- A Minicel band to create low profile carbon coaming
Builder Support - If for some reason you find an obstacle
that the plans or manual do not address, do not hesitate to contact
me. I am as excited to see my kayaks in action as you will be when
you hit the Ocean surf or your favorite launch spot.
Builders' Pages - bonus pages
with lots of detailed, high quality images of Graphite coaming construction,
helpful tricks and other building tasks.
I decided to include
the Minicel band for it is the ideal material to build a fair coaming
mold. I use the same Minicel foam
for kayak seats, bulkheads, padding and car top cradles.
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any problems with the site (i.e. error links, missing images) please, let
me know. Thanks
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Watertown, MA. 02472
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Last page update:
12 May 2013