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Your guide to the most popular method of amateur boatbuilding
Building a stitch-and-glue boat brings you as close as you'll ever get to instant boatbuilding. It's the fastest, easiest method yet devised for creating a strong, beautiful, seaworthy craft with your own hands. Now, one of the world's premier stitch-and-glue designers, builders, and teachers gives you the information and guidance you need to build the boat of your dreams in your backyard, basement, or garage.
Chris Kulczycki explains why you don't need to be a master craftsman with dozens of specialized tools to create a sleek, responsive small boat. He lays out the basic stitch-and-glue building techniques; outlines the shortcuts and pitfalls; and details the materials you'll need. Then he guides you through each phase of the building process, from cutting plywood panels and stitching them together to gluing the seams with epoxy to fiberglassing, sanding, painting, finishing, and outfitting.
Praise for Chris Kulczycki's The Kayak Shop:
"Recommended reading for anyone who wants to paddle a boat of their own creation." --Sea Kayaker
"This book should prove to be one of the standards on boatbuilding that will be on every small boat builder's bookshelf." --Upper Midwest Kayak Touring News