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Guillemot Kayaks on Instagram

For those of you who just can't have too many sources of hand made boat stuff coming into your smart phones and have a softspot in your heart for lo fidelity images that look like they were taken with a Polaroid and stuck to the fridge for 35 years; I've started posting the occasional photo on Instagram. The subject matter will tend to be related to boat building, woodworking, using wooden boats etc. We'll see what develops.

Stitch and Glue Petrel Prototype Build Started

S&G Petrel Prototypes

 

This build is not going to go too fast as I need to take photographs along the way so we can work up instruction manuals for each of the boats. So far this has involved taking an average of 100 photographs a day. I must say it is a lot faster to build a boat if you don't have to set up a camera and lights every few minutes.

Guillemot Kayaks Kits Available in Europe

Fyne Boat KitsWe are happy to annouce that Fyne Boat Kits in Cumbria, UK are now supplying Kits and

How to Make a Kayak Seat

A seat is a pretty basic need in a kayak. A good seat is the key to comfortably sitting in a kayak for hours at a time. The seat is the primary contact between the paddler and the boat and as such it is the primary tool for controling the kayak.

End Pour vs End Block

End pour vs end block

The End Pour

 A common question is "what is the end pour good for?" For those who don't know what it is, it originated in making fiberglass kayaks. The boat is stood on end, leaned up against the wall or a try and epoxy is poured into the end. This epoxy fills up the end with a solid chunk of material. This serves a couple purposes.