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Boat Building Techniques


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

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

Fine Strip-Planked Boat Construction at WoodenBoat School - Mystic River Tandem & microBootlegger

Aug 25 2013 6:00 pm
Aug 31 2013 12:00 pm

Build microBootlegger and Mystic River Tandem

Registration starts January 2nd.

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

Fine Strip-Planked Boat Construction at WoodenBoat School - Nymph & Night Heron

Jul 7 2013 6:00 pm
Jul 13 2013 12:00 pm

Build Nymph and Night Heron

Registration starts January 2nd.

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

Guillemot Kayaks on Instagram

For those of you who just can't have too many sources of hand made boat stuff coming into your smart phones and have a softspot in your heart for lo fidelity images that look like they were taken with a Polaroid and stuck to the fridge for 35 years; I've started posting the occasional photo on Instagram. The subject matter will tend to be related to boat building, woodworking, using wooden boats etc. We'll see what develops.

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

How to Make a Kayak Seat

A seat is a pretty basic need in a kayak. A good seat is the key to comfortably sitting in a kayak for hours at a time. The seat is the primary contact between the paddler and the boat and as such it is the primary tool for controling the kayak.

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.

Meet at the Beach 2012

Jun 2 2012 10:00 am
Jun 2 2012 3:30 pm

Meet at the BeachOnce again we will gather to see what everyone has accomplished over the winter. Every year for over 10 years we have been meeting at the beach at Bluff Point State Park in Groton, CT to talk about making kayaks. If you are interested in making your own kayak, just like to look at kayaks or have built your own you are welcome. Bring a boat if you have one, but it doesn't have to be home made.