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Shaping Kayak Inner Stem

Shaping Kayak Inner Stem

Shaping the inner stem for a strip-built kayak. The inner stem is carved from pine or other softwood. more kayak building info at: This series of videos shows the steps of building a wooden kayak using the "strip-planked" or "strip-built" method. This particular boat is a double ...

Hand-laying Carbon Fiber

Hand-laying Carbon Fiber

The interior is reinforced with carbon fiber. Carbon fiber wets out in the same manner as fiberglass, however it is harder to tell when you have done it right. Unlike 'glass which starts white and becomes clear upon saturation, CF is black and stays black. Since this boat is wood, enough epoxy must ...

D.i.y Kayak Wooden/fiberglass Rudder

D.i.y Kayak Wooden/fiberglass Rudder

This rudder is made out of laminated thin core of spruce and cedar strips reinforced with fiberglass, to match a tandem Guillemot kayak. Build your own kayak rudder. See our tutorial video at: The rudder templates can be ordered at! kayaks-and-canoes/component_71401 and the templates will be e-maile...

Installing The Outer Stem On A Kayak

Installing The Outer Stem On A Kayak

A solid out stem is cut out of maple and then the end of the boat is shaped to fit the stem. The stem gets covered with fiberglass. For more Information about this technique visit This series of videos shows the steps of building a wooden kayak using the "strip-planked" or "strip-buil...

Guillemot Kayak Build

Guillemot Kayak Build

In the summer of 2012, I began building a cedar-strip kayak with the goal of someday kayaking to the Manitou Islands in Lake Michigan. The kayak design is the Guillemot strip-built sea kayak from Nick Schade. This video is a walk through the building process from idea to launch with reflective narra...

Fixing A Broken Seam

Fixing A Broken Seam

While rolling the glass out on the boat, I ended up cracking the back deck along a glue line. In this video I glue the seam back together. For more Information about this technique visit This series of videos shows the steps of building a wooden kayak using the "strip-planked" or "str...

Make Your Own Kayak Paddle From Scratch

Make Your Own Kayak Paddle From Scratch

Subscribe to see all my videos on YouTube @ Read my blog FishTales on @ A "good enough" kayak paddle will set you back about $50 bucks but if you want a space age super light Kevlar graphite yakin' blade to go along with your sweet rigged out yak then be prepared to drop three or four Benj...

Kayak Paddle

Kayak Paddle

This is a short slideshow of a kayak paddle that we built in our shop. The plans are from Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks. Make sure to see our kayaks under construction. Search "One Ocean Kayak Construction"...

Installing The Coaming Riser

Installing The Coaming Riser

After cutting the hole for the cockpit, strips of wood are glue vertically around the inside of the cockpit hole to create the start of a coaming. For more Information about this technique visit This series of videos shows the steps of building a wooden kayak using the "strip-planked" or &...

Paddling At The Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium

Paddling At The Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium

Impressions from the 2014 Anglesey Sea Kayak Symposium. Paddling the Guillemot Kayaks stitch and glue Night Heron around the waters of Anglesey. for more information. Thanks to Fyne Boat Kits for the use of their boat (sorry for the scratches) and to Nigel Dennis of SKUK for the invitation...

Carving The Greenland Paddle - Full Video

Carving The Greenland Paddle - Full Video

Carving The Greenland Paddle Full video - How to make your own Greenland kayak paddle - instructions Chuck Holst plans- no longer exists...

Stripping The Bottom Pt 1

Stripping The Bottom Pt 1

The stripping pattern on the bottom of these boats will be a "straight line" pattern where I completely strip one side, then trim the ends to the keel line then come back to strip the other side. The first step is completely covering the first side with strips. The music playing is "M...

Cutting The Cockpit Recess

Cutting The Cockpit Recess

The coaming will have a recessed area around it. I first cut out this larger area, fill it in with more strips and later I will cut the final cockpit size. For more Information about this technique visit This series of videos shows the steps of building a wooden kayak using the "strip-planked&q...

The 10 Dollar Kayak Paddle

The 10 Dollar Kayak Paddle

I've been building kayak paddles lately and have several completed but I wanted to make one from a single cedar 5/4 deck board. How much time you might spend finishing your paddle and how good you want it to look is up to you. This paddle build is to show you how I did it. I'm still not completely s...

Stripping A Wooden Kayak

Stripping A Wooden Kayak

Here I continue adding strips to the side of the kayak. This is pretty straight-forward stuff. The only tricky thing is getting a tight joint between strips without using cove and bead. I also add an accent strip. The wood I had was not long enough so I join two strips together with a quick angled b...

Bright Morning Paddling The "mystery" Wooden Racing Kayak

Bright Morning Paddling The "mystery" Wooden Racing Kayak

6 miles in 2:19 minutes. Time lapse of paddling my Mystery out around Pine Island and back. DIY Plans available at: music by Kevin Macleod...

Making A Strip Built Sea Kayak

Making A Strip Built Sea Kayak

A broad overview of the process of building a strip planked sea kayak. Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks demonstrates the major steps of building a wood strip kayak...

Glassing The Coaming Riser Interior

Glassing The Coaming Riser Interior

After the carbon fiber on the interior has cured, I trimmed off the excess fabric around the edges and the coaming. The interior surface of the coaming riser is sanded smooth and then fiberglassed. The fiberglass wraps underneath the deck and is trimmed. For more Information about this technique vis...

Build A Whitewater Paddle...

Build A Whitewater Paddle...

Building a kayak paddle whit wood shaft e composite foam blade...

Sea Kayaking Along The Mt Desert Island Shore

Sea Kayaking Along The Mt Desert Island Shore

An older long video trying to capture the feeling of paddling a sea kayak close to the shore along Mt Desert Island in Maine. The boat is wooden, strip-built "Petrel" from Guillemot Kayaks. Guillemot Kayaks everything: Nick Schade...

Sanding The Hull

Sanding The Hull

Fairing and sanding the hull in preparation for fiberglassing. This series of videos shows the steps of building a wooden kayak using the "strip-planked" or "strip-built" method. This particular boat is a double paddle canoe design called the microBootlegger by Guillemot Kayaks. ...

Kayak Build Complete - First On Water Test

Kayak Build Complete - First On Water Test

After two and a half months my Pygmy Murrelet sea kayak is complete. This was a test paddle out at the James Island County Park. The primary goal was to see how the boat paddled, and to ensure that the hatches held tight enough to keep the bow and stern compartments sealed against water...

Installing The First Strips

Installing The First Strips

On this boat the part-line between the deck and hull is horizontal. The strips are being bookmatched. They are not cove-and-bead strips and I am not using staples. more information at: This series of videos shows the steps of building a wooden kayak using the "strip-planked" or "strip...

Stripping The Bottom Part 2

Stripping The Bottom Part 2

In part one of stripping the bottom I did not need to worry about the length of the strip much, I just left them over long then trimmed them back when they were in place. Now I need to fit into the space remaining. Therefore I need to taper the ends. Since I am book-matching the strips, I also need ...

Fiberglassing A Strip Built Kayak

Fiberglassing A Strip Built Kayak

Laying out fiberglass, wetting it out with epoxy, removing the excess and applying a fill coat. For this particular boat this will not be the last coat of glass on the hull. Another layer will be added after attaching the deck. Some of the techniques I used in this video are based on that expectatio...

Guillemot Kayak Test Run 2103

Guillemot Kayak Test Run 2103

Brief test run on local pond in Guillemot strip-plank kayak built over a number of years...

Guillemot Kayak Part 2.wmv

Guillemot Kayak Part 2.wmv

Guillemot kayak part 2.wmv...

Ripping And Sorting Strips For A Kayak

Ripping And Sorting Strips For A Kayak

The 2" strips were too wide for the kayak I am building so I ripped them in thirds. I will be "book matching" the strips on the boat, so I am keeping the strips in the order they came off the plank. As I rip the strips into thirds I sort each third into groups of corresponding thirds ...

How To Make A Wooden Kayak Paddle

How To Make A Wooden Kayak Paddle

Learn how to design and build a wooden kayak. First step is research and sketching. From there to CAD design and on to CNC manufacturing. Wood tools to prepare stock and finish. Sand, seal with resin. Paddle...

Assembing A Stitch And Glue Night Heron Kayak

Assembing A Stitch And Glue Night Heron Kayak

Assembling the plywood panels, stitching them together and gluing a Stitch and Glue Night Heron Kayak For more information visit: Music from Kevin MacLeod...

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Microbootlegger Full Scale Plans

Assembing A Stitch And Glue Night Heron Kayak

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Western red cedar petrel (kayak) ~ beauty...

Nick Schade's newest Petrel - Guillemot Kayaks - www.guillemot-kay...

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