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Sea Kayak Plans
Plans to build your own wooden sea kayaks. Original high performance kayak designs by Nick Schade. With the strip-built designs all the forms are drawn out at full size. You can take the provided form patterns and glue them to your form material and cut out around the lines. This assures there is no loss of accuracy from lofting and tracing.
Nick Schade has been kayaking on the ocean since he was in his teens and started designing kayaks in the late 1980's. These designs reflect his years on the water and creating kayak plans for his own use.
Full size plans to build the Petrel "Play" recreational sea kayak. The Petrel Play is a strip-built kayak that you can build yourself with these full-size drawings.
The Petrel Play fits in a cross-over space between recreational kayaks and sea kayaks. It is stable and roomy enough for novice paddlers and those who enjoy relaxing paddles in sheltered water. It is also responsive and sea worthy enough to go out in rough open water to surf or play in tide races.
Full size plans to build the elegant microBootlegger Sport recreational sea kayak.
Complete construction drawing with each form drawn out individually and at full size. Units are in both English and Metric, but because most of the design is documented as full size patterns there is very little measuring. Cut out the patterns and trace or just cut out around the lines.
My book "Building Strip-Planked Boats" is recommended as the instructions.