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there's a full video on building a skin Greenland style boat. It's worth if you decide to do it. It's $40 from: The methods are quite different from Cunningham's article. Somewhere between the two is a good compromise.
Boucher Kayak 1907 Ludington Ave. Wausatosa, WI 414-476-3787
Easy woodworking, very little wood. The most laborious and unusual part is skinning the boat.
I've paddled a about 5 and in my experience, (in my opinion) they don't equal a stiff narrow modern kayak. Also no bulkheads and hatches. They have a unique charm, beauty and historical signifance of their own which I think make it very worthwile. No epoxy!!!!! Don't get me wrong, they can perform in the most severe conditions and have plenty of speed. They are also not automatically lighter. All the oak ribs add up weight as well as the skin and the coatings.
I'm building my first right now.
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