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Boats built from precision cut plywood. Plans and kits for plywood kayaks and other boats

Build Your Own Petrel or Petrel Play

Sep 28 2015
Oct 3 2015

Build Your Own Petrel SG or Petrel Play SG @ WoodenBoat School

Oct 13 2014 8:00 am
Oct 18 2014 12:00 pm

Build Your Own S&G Petrel or Petrel Play @ WoodenBoat School

Oct 14 2013 8:00 am
Oct 19 2013 12:00 pm

Build Your Own S&G Petrel or Petrel Play

Jan 12 2013 9:00 am
Jan 17 2013 1:00 pm

Be the First to Build the New Designs

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.

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.