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Thin strips of wood covered with fiberglass

Building the Mystic River Tandem at the WoodenBoat School

I just got back from the WoodenBoat School in Brooklin, Maine after teach a five and a half day class on building "Fine Strip-Planked Boats".

Time Lapse Video of Building the Nymph Wood Strip Canoe

This video was taken over the course of 6 days at the WoodenBoat School in Brookline, Maine. It shows the process of building a cedar strip Nymph canoe.

Mystic River Tandem Canoe

Mystic River Tandem Canoe
A Classic Elegant Cedar Strip Canoe

Solo microBootlegger

Solo microBootlegger
A comfortable spacious recreational kayak

12 Foot Nymph

12 Foot Nymph
A minimalist pack canoe for medium sized paddlers

Laminating the Coaming Lip

I make the lip of my coaming (the part that holds on the spray skirt) by laminating a stack of thin laminations around the coaming riser (the vertical part of the coaming).

Applying a Fill Coat

A "Fill-Coat" is what I call the coat of epoxy applied after fiberglassing which is intended to fill in the weave texture of the fiberglass so that it can be sanded smooth.

Strip Planked Bootlegger Kayak Building Videos

In this series of videos I document the building of a pair of mahogany strip-planked microBootleggers. I built these boats for a customer who wanted "book-matched" mahogany strips and a carbon fiber interior built without staples.

paddling the solo microbootlegger

Installing a Solid Outer Stem

There are a couple ways to add an external stem to a kayak. While I typically use thin laminations stacked and bent and glued in place, on these boats I want a solid piece of curly maple.

Joining the Deck and Hull and Taping the Inside Seam

Joining the Deck and Hull

One of the more frequent questions I get is; "How do you put the deck back on the hull?

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