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This step-by-step guide to building a lashed-frame, fabriccovered sea kayak is both a means to a sleek, fast, universally admired boat and an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding for hobbyists. The Inuit design scales up or down to fit the paddler and can be built using $150 worth of hardware-store materials, a few basic tools, and a minimal investment of time. Also included: plans for a low-volume version designed for Eskimo rolling; an especially stable version for children; and discussions of kayaking equipment, paddling, and rolling techniques.

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Key Details
AuthorChristopher Cunningham
Number Of Pages240 pages
Publication Date2002-11-26
PublisherMcGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Additional Details
Copyright Date2003

Weight12.2 Oz
Height0.5 In.
Width7.4 In.
Length9.3 In.

Target Audience
GroupScholarly & Professional

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LC Classification NumberVM353.C86 2003
Dewey Decimal623.8/29
Dewey Edition21

Publisher's Note
This book offers complete plans and instructions for building a lashed-frame, fabric-covered Greenland kayak. The building method is derived from traditional Inuit methods but incorporates a number of techniques designed to ensure that a novice builder can produce a strong, properly shaped hull. Few kayaks can match the Greenland kayak for simplicity, elegance, and performance. Its low profile keeps windage to a minimum, and its narrow beam makes it fast and well behaved in rough water. The hard chines carve through turns at the tip of the paddler's hips. It is the Ferrari of kayaks lively, high-performing, and versatile, but requiring a skilled, attentive paddler. The kayak design set forth in this book is scalable to fit the builder, and there is also a low-volume version that is especially suited for Eskimo rolling. Building a Greenland kayak makes an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding and is an inexpensive way to get on the water in a high-performance kayak. Building it requires an investment of time, so as the author says, "the best kayak builder is one who believes the process of building a kayak is a goal in itself and not just a means to an end." Chris Cunningham first rebuilt a Greenland kayak in the early 1970s, and has built numerous Alaskan and Greenland kayaks since 1979. He taught Greenland kayak construction at the WoodenBoat school for three years, with a total of 21 students successfully building kayaks. Cunningham first wrote these instructions after finding that the only book devoted to the topic was inadequate for the do-it-yourselfer. He published the instructions in abbreviated form in 1993-94 in a two-part Sea Kayaker article that became the magazine's most requested reprint ever. The book will also include a chapter on building a child's kayak with outriggers for stability; chapters on equipment including paddles and rolling sticks; and a chapter on kayak paddling including strokes, braces, and rolling techniques.

Table Of Content
Table Of ContentAcknowledgments Introduction 1. The Design The Greenland Design as a Recreational Kayak Anthropometric Measurement 2. Tools Circular Saw Blades Drill Bits Keeping Your Tools Sharp The Art of the Jig The Steam Box Safety Wood Dust Safety Glasses and Hearing Protection On the Water 3. Materials Wood Grain Orientation Bending Stock Fabric Deck Lines Deck Fittings 4. Fastenings Lashing Material Knots and Lashings The Eskimo Knot The Water Knot Lashings Trunnels 5. Milling Ripping Ripping Gunwales to Thickness Stationary Circular Saw Ripping Jig Ripping on a Table Saw Planing Wedge Bench Holdfast Machine Planing Scarfing Glue Scarfs Traditional Scarf Joints Hooked Scarfs for Chines and Keelson 6. Getting Started Laying Out the Gunwales Building Forms 7. The Framework Orienting the Gunwales Marking the Gunwales Cutting Rib Mortises Mortising by Hand Mortise Machine Router Mortising Shaping the Gunwales Cutting the Deck Beam Mortises Mortising by Hand Mortise Machine Beveling the Gunwales The Building Forms Beveling the Gunwale Tips Hollowing the Sheer Preparing for Deck Beams Straight Deck Beams Cutting the Straight Deck Beams to Length Marking the Tenons Arched Deck Beams Cutting Tenons Cutting Tenons on Arched Deck Beams Cutting Tenons on Straight Deck Beams Test Fitting An Alternative to Mortise-and-Tenon Joints for the Deck Beams Assembling the Gunwales Locking the Gunwales and Deck Beams Trunnels to Join the Ends of the Gunwales Pegging the Tenons Deck Beam Lashings 8. The Hull The Rib Gauge Cutting Ribs to Size Thinning the Ends of the Ribs The Jointer The Router Table The Table Saw Hand Tools The Bending Jig Steaming and Bending Pinning the Ribs Bow and Stern Blocks Attaching the Keelson Adjusting the Sheer and Rocker Pegging the Keelson Trimming the Ends of the Keelson Centering the Keelson Fairing Blocks The Running Lashing Running Lashings Through Holes Chines Positioning the Chines Lashing the Chines 9. Finishing the Frame Stem Plates Masik The Masik Pattern Naturally Curved Stock A Laminated Masik Straight-Grained Stock A 3-D Template for the Masik Notches Installing the Masik Deck Ridges Trial Run Oiling the Frame The Cockpit Hoop The Coaming Flange Floorboards 10. Skinning the Kayak Pulling Longitudinal Tension Pulling Transverse Tension Working Solo Working with a Partner The Decks Stretching the Decks Sewing Installing the Coaming Lacing the Coaming Coatings Aircraft Dope Two-Part Urethane 11. Deck Fittings Leather Beads Sliders Deck-Line Placement 12. The Paddle Laminating a Paddle Blank Shaping the Paddle Paddle Armor Tapering the Blades Rounding the Shaft Trimming the Blade Edges Oiling the Paddle My Paddle Modifications Storm Paddles 13. Clothing The Tuilik <

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Building the Greenland Kayak - Cunningham, Chris



This step-by-step guide to building a lashed-frame, fabriccovered sea kayak is both a means to a sleek, fast, universally admired boat and an excellent introduction to woodworking and boatbuilding for hobbyists. The Inuit design scales up or down to fit the paddler and can be built using $150 worth of hardware-store materials, a few basic tools, and a minimal investment of time. Also included: plans for a low-volume version designed for Eskimo rolling; an especially stable version for children; and discussions of kayaking equipment, paddling, and rolling techniques.

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