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Strip planked kayak

Strip building is the craft of turning a pile of thin strips of wood into a high-performance, durable boat.

Making Petrel Play: Outer Stems and More Glass - E16

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Hi I'm Nick Schade at Guillemot Kayaks, welcome episode number 18 of my series on making the strip built Petrel Play kayak.

In the previous episode I did the final prep work including fill coats and sanding. In this episode I'll varnish and varnish and varnish again.

Making Petrel Play: Joining Deck & Hull - Episode 15

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Hi I'm Nick Schade at Guillemot Kayaks, welcome episode number 15 of my series on make the strip planked Petrel Play kayak.

In the last episode I installed a hatch, deck line fittings and did end pours, in this episode I'll finish up the hatch and varnish the interior of both the deck and hull before joining them together.

Making Petrel Play: Hatches and Deck Hardware - Episode 14

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Hi I'm Nick Schade at Guillemot Kayaks, welcome the 14th episode in my series on building the strip built Petrel Play kayak.

In the last episode I glassed the coaming and the deck interior. In this episode I'll cut and install the hatch, install the deck fittings and cheek plates and make end-pours.

Making Petrel Play: Making the Coaming - Episode 11

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Hi, I'm Nick Schade at Guillemot Kayaks. Welcome to Episode 13 of my series of videos on making the Petrel Play, a strip built kayak.

In the last episode I cleaned up the hull interior and then fiberglassed it. In this episode I will do the same to the deck, with the added excitement of glassing the coaming lip.

The cleanup of the deck interior proceeds in the same manner as the hull. I start with good sharp paint scrapers. 

Fitting a Cockpit Recesss

 There are a variety of ways to install a recess around a cockpit. Some people like to install the recess first and then fit the strips to the existing shape. I have found it is more efficient and the results are better if I strip the deck first and then cut a hole to accept the recess.

Wooden Canoe and Kayak Building Class at WoodenBoat School

Aug 23 2015 6:00 pm
Aug 29 2015 12:00 pm

Build microBootlegger and Mystic River Tandem

If you can't make the August class, take a look at the one in June.

The Desire to Go Staple Free

Stapled strips

"Pity about the staple holes! Should have gone stapleless." is the comment I got a few months back when I posted the above picture. "Just as easy!" said the commenter. He missed the point

Time Lapse of Closing the Bottom of a Strip-Built Row Boat

I'm working on a new strip-built sliding seat rowing boat. I'm really excited about the design and am impatient to get it on the water.

Build a Strip-Planked Kayak and a Canoe with Nick Schade at CVSW

Jan 25 2014 9:00 am
Jan 29 2014 5:00 pm

Build microBootlegger and Mystic River Tandem

If you want to build a lightweight, rugged, and beautiful small boat, combining thin strips of wood with epoxy and fiberglass will make a cartoppable, low-maintenance, and gorgeous vessel. Nick Schade has been building strip-built boats for over 25 years.