Building Your Kevlar Canoe: A Foolproof Method and Three Foolproof Designs

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Kevlar is a strong (40% stronger than fiberglass) material, perfect for building light-weight (35 pounds for a 17-foot canoe), fast, maintenance-free canoes. The only problem with Kevlar canoes is their cost--$2,000 or more. With this book, the most inexperienced home builder can turn out a handsome canoe for an investment of about $600 and a few weekends. The principal tools needed are a sharp pair of scissors and a $5 hand plane--and the method is astonishingly easy and forgiving. Featured are designs for a stable family canoe, a solo canoe, and a wilderness tripper, any of which can be built right from this book.

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As any canoe enthusiast knows, Kevlar is the perfect hull material for building strong, light (35 pounds for a 17-footer), fast, maintenance-free canoes. Far superior to fiberglass, Kevlar--literally bulletproof and virtually indestructible--has one drawback: It's expensive. A factory-built Kevlar canoe can easily sell for $2,000 or more.

Here's a low-tech method for building high-tech canoes from Kevlar. With this book, the most inexperienced home builder can turn out a handsome canoe for an investment of about $600 and a few weekends. The building method centers on the foam sheathing used in home insulation, drywall compound, a $5 hand plane, and a sharp pair of scissors. Boatbuilding doesn't come any easier than this.

Ingenious, simple, and inexpensive.

Here is all you need to know to build a light, strong, maintenance-free Kevlar canoe in your backyard or basement--without an elaborate tool collection or years of boatbuilding experience.

  • A Tripper for Extended Wilderness Journeys
  • A Stable Family Canoe
  • A Swift Solo Canoe

About the Author:

James Moran has been building canoes for more than 20 years. Searching for an easier way to build these boats, he hit upon this amazingly simple method in 1986 and has tested it on a squadron of novice builders, all of whom came away with excellent canoes. When not at his workbench, the Eyota, Minnesota, resident is likely out paddling.

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