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> I am considering constructing a skin boat. I'm pretty up on the availible
> wood boats, but am unsure what options are available for skin boats. The
> only two that come to mind are an article in Sea Kayaker several years ago
> that I have heard referenced on several occasions but have not read, and
> the book by Putz. Does anyone have any knowledge as to the relative
> performance of these two boats, their relative ease of construction, or
> any info on other options for building Greenland style skin boats.
> Thanks, Dave Walker
Stimson Marine has two versions of skin on frame boats. I put the link here....hope it works. I have Putz' book and his designs are pretty straightforward in construction. The Brink book is for a baidarka type boat...the bifurcated (i'm sure i did not spell that right!) bow and stuff. The stimson site has plans available for building and might be a good choice. The boat looks pretty nice. Like Putz's boats, the two designs offered by stimson differ mostly in length and width. good luck, garland
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