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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.
Full size plans for the Noank Pulling Boat a strip-built, sliding seat, open water, rowing boat.
The Noank Pulling Boat is an 18' x 36" [5.5m x 91cm] sliding seat rowing boat suitable for open water travel. It has two large floatation chambers that can store a massive amount of gear if you should wish to go for an expedition.
This is an efficient boat with nice glide, secure in rough water and a joy to row.
Fine Strip-Planked Boat Class at WoodenBoat School - microBootlegger Kayak and Mystic River Tandem Canoe
Fine Strip-Planked Boat Class at WoodenBoat School - Adirondack Guide Boat and microBootlegger Sport
This video shows the process of varnishing the whole bottom of the Petrel Play in nearly real time. I cut a few times as I moved the camera, and there is a brief section of accelerated time as the varnish drains through the filter.
The recessed deck fittings require a odd egg-shaped hole cut in the deck of your kayak. This precision hole is accomplish by a plunge router with pattern bushing in this template. The template is secured to the deck, you follow the template, you get an egg-shaped hole.
The template is made from 1/2" MDF. It is designed to be used with a 1/8" diameter down-cut router bit and a 3/8" diameter pattern bushing. We do not sell these, they are available through Amazon and other router bit suppliers.