The popularity and sport of kayaking and canoeing has grown tremendously in recent years estimates say over 700%!
Kayaks and canoes are used by photographers, fly fisherman and bird watchers. among other things.
They're also great for hobby and exercise.
Kayaks range from about 10' to 18' long
– single, double or triple person. Canoes range from about 12' to 16'
long. Most of these kit boats are made from wood since wood is ten times stiffer than
fiberglass by weight and nearly six times stiffer than epoxy composites. They require much less energy to move sleekly through the water. They also handle rough seas and fast paddling and
won't get brittle with age.
Many of these boat kits have been produced for years and have been refined so that they are the easiest to build of any boat kits available. Their sleek wood grain styling is very attractive.
Building a boat from a kit is truly a woodworker's dream. The styling of these boats, along with the quality of wood used, allows you to produce what is almost
a piece of fine furniture for the water. Virtually anyone with
basic woodworking skills and tools can produce a beautiful and functional
watercraft with relative ease.
Many of the boat kits use Okoume, a plantation-grown African mahogany that
appears a honey color in its natural state, but can be stained beautifully to
any finish, as preferred. One manufacturer offers a special “lap stitch” design
that allows novice woodworkers to build beautiful lap strake boats.
And, captain, you kan get all your
canoes and marine accessories
delivered right to your door!
And, you're in luck – you kan get all your
for kayaks and canoes online now!
more information on kayaks and canoes,
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE KITGUY HOME PAGE and click on
"kayaks / canoes" under KITS on the left side of the page. There you will see Finishing, Tools, Skill, Price Range,
Shipping and more.
Or, if you don't have time to build a kayak or canoe, konsider an inflatable - whatever floats your boat!
SEE SPECIFIC KITGUY PROFILES LISTED ON THE TOP
RIGHT OF THIS PAGE WHICH WILL LINK YOU TO ALL THE CANOE AND KAYAK KITS AVAILABLE ONLINE.