Stitch and Glue
Boats built from precision cut plywood. Plans and kits for plywood kayaks and other boats
Be the First to Build the New Designs
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.
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.
Using stains to add a little extra color to your boat.
There is no accounting for taste, but for some reason I find okoume a little bit boring. While the grain can be quite nice, the color is often a little bland. In my opinion it would often benefit from a little pumping up.
The Petrel has a unique recess around the cockpit. This lowers the back of the coaming which allows for easier rolling and it also helps create a good place for thigh/knee braces.