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Recreational Kayak


Small solo kayaks suitable for sheltered water, ponds, calm rivers and lakes.

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A sunny summer day on a small lake or pond just cries out for a small boat. A recreational kayak can be just the thing. Intended to be small and easy to handle, not requiring much skill, comfortable and stable, recreational kayaks provide the ideal craft for poking around, watching wildlife, or just floating care-free on a mirror smooth pond.

Making Petrel Play: Fiberglassing the Hull - Episode 9

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Hi, I'm Nick Schade at Guillemot Kayaks. Welcome to Episode 9 of my series on building Petrel Play, a cedar-strip kayak.

Making Petrel Play: Fitting the Cockpit Recess - Episode 8

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Hi, I’m Nick Schade, the designer, builder and owner of Guillemot Kayaks. Welcome to episode 8 of my series on making the Petrel Play strip built kayak. 

Making Petrel Play: Scraping and Sanding - Episode 7

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Hello, I’m Nick Schade the owner, designer and builder at Guillemot Kayaks. We are up to episode 7 of my series on building the Petrel Play. I am making this kayak using the strip built method.

Making Petrel Play: Stripping the Deck - Episode 6

Episode 6 Transcript

Hi I'm Nick Schade at Guillemot Kayaks. Welcome to Episode 6 of my series of videos on building the Petrel Play.

Making Petrel Play: Stripping the Side - Episode 4

Video Four in a series documenting the making of a strip built kayak. In the last episode I made the inner stems out of pine and tapered and installed the sheer strips.

Making Petrel Play: Making Inner Stems and Installing the First Strips - Episode 3

Video 3 in the series documenting the making of a strip-built kayak. Making the inner stems and installing the first strips

Making Petrel Play: Cutting Strips and Setting up Forms - Episode 2

Video 2 in a series documenting my build of the Petrel Play. In this episode I cut the strips and set up the forms.

Making Petrel Play: Introduction - Episode 1

This is the introduction to my series of videos documenting my building of a strip built Petrel Play. In this episode I describe the design, how I came up with it and what makes it special.

New Video Series on Making the Petrel Play

I've just started a new series of videos documenting the Petrel Play build I did last fall. I will be covering the whole process from buying the wood through launching the kayak. I hope to be able to release a new video every week or so. Be sure to subscribe to my Youtube page so you are kept up to date on the latest releases.