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Recreational Kayak Plans


Plans to build your own wooden recreational kayaks. A "recreational" kayak is intended for relaxed paddling around ponds, lakes, slow moving rivers and calm ocean. These original designs by Nick Schade are based on his lifetime of experience paddling kayaks and designing small boats.

For more detailed information about these designs please browse through our listing of recreational kayak designs.

Petrel "Play" Plans

Full Sized plans to build the Petrel Play strip-built wood kayak
Building form patterns drawn out individually and full size.Installing strips on the Petrel PlayPetrel Play hand made in western red cedarPaddling the Petrel Play
$100.00

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.

microBootlegger Sport Plans

Plans to make your own strip built recreational sea kayak
Comprehensive plans to assist the home builder make a beautiful wood kayakFull size drawings of each form drawn individuallyThe microBootlegger Sport is an elegant, efficient and comfortable kayakExample microBootlegger Sport built in book matched mahogany
$110.00

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.

Petrel "Play" SG Plans

Petrel Play SG - Stitch and Glue recreational kayak plans
Full size plans to build your own stitch and glue recreational sea kayakPetrel Play SG deck assembly processPetrel Play SG - a cross over recreational sea kayakPetrel Play in Rough Water
$115.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Petrel "Play" SG stitch and glue kayak plans. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood parts to build your own wooden kayak.

Io - Kids Kayak

Io - kids kayak plans
A 5 year old kayakerFull sized plans for a childs kayak
$35.00

Full sized plans to build your own kids kayak. These paper patterns can be arranged to fit on one sheet of plywood.

The plans come with a printed manual. You can read the manual for free at Instructables.com You can also find a writeup of this build at Makezine.com

Solo microBootlegger

Full-sized plans for the Solo microBootlegger Double Paddle Canoe
Solo wood recreational kayaksolo microbootlegger recrational kayak
$100.00

Full-sized plans to build your own solo microBootlegger double paddle canoe or recreational kayaks. These plans include full size drawings of each form drawn individually so you may glue the patterns directly to your form material and cut out around the lines.

Ganymede Kayak Plans

Ganymede Kayak Plans
Ganymede plywood kayakGanymede Instruction Book
$55.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Ganymede recreational kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood parts needed to build a stitch and glue kayak.

Included in the plans are lines to build the boat at 3 different volumes. From a high volume version suitable for heavier paddlers, to a low deck suitable for shorter paddlers.

These plans come with a 50 page instruction book including photographs and illustrations for building the boat from 3 sheets of plywood.

Sea Island Sport Sit-on-Top Kayak Plans

Full Sized plans to build the Sea Island Sport sit on top kayak
Sea Island Sport wooden sit on top kayak
$99.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Sea Island Sport sit on top kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood panels and forms needed to build a stitch and glue kayak.

These plans are created by Chesapeake Light Craft based on my design. The plans include instructions published by Chesapeake Light Craft.

"Simple" Kayak Plans

"Simple" Kayak Plans
$90.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood "Simple" sea kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak.

Little Auk Kayak Plans

Little Auk Kayak Plans
Jean Yves Drouet - Little Auk
$85.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Little Auk Kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build the 10 foot or 11 foot kayak.

 

14 Great Auk Kayak Plans

14 Foot Great Auk Kayak Plans
Wooden Recreational Kayakcedar strip kayak
$90.00

Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood 14 Foot Great Auk Recreational Kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak.

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