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The Canoe Shop: Three Elegant Wooden Canoes Anyone Can Build

by Chris Kulczycki

PUBLISHED: 31st March 2001
ISBN: 9780071372275
ANNOTATION:
A lavishly illustrated, user-friendly guide for novices and experienced boat builders alike, The Canoe Shop provides plans and building instructions for three graceful and rugged touring canoes—a 12-foot double-paddle canoe, a 14-foot solo canoe, and a 16-foot tandem boat—that virtually anyone can build directly from the book. Following the same critically acclaimed format found in his classic, The New Kayak Shop, leading North American boat designer Chris Kulczycki walks readers through the entire building process for each boat. One standout feature of The Canoe Shop is a revolutionary, simplified approach to lapstrake construction which makes this traditional technique—considered by many to be the finest method of wooden boat construction—available to amateurs for the first time. - Features three original designs from one of the most respected small-boat designers - Contains dozens of illustrations and step-by-step building instructions
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PUBLISHED: 31st March 2001
ISBN: 9780071372275
ANNOTATION:
A lavishly illustrated, user-friendly guide for novices and experienced boat builders alike, The Canoe Shop provides plans and building instructions for three graceful and rugged touring canoes—a 12-foot double-paddle canoe, a 14-foot solo canoe, and a 16-foot tandem boat—that virtually anyone can build directly from the book. Following the same critically acclaimed format found in his classic, The New Kayak Shop, leading North American boat designer Chris Kulczycki walks readers through the entire building process for each boat. One standout feature of The Canoe Shop is a revolutionary, simplified approach to lapstrake construction which makes this traditional technique—considered by many to be the finest method of wooden boat construction—available to amateurs for the first time. - Features three original designs from one of the most respected small-boat designers - Contains dozens of illustrations and step-by-step building instructions

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A lavishly illustrated, user-friendly guide for novices and experienced boat builders alike, The Canoe Shop provides plans and building instructions for three graceful and rugged touring canoes—a 12-foot double-paddle canoe, a 14-foot solo canoe, and a 16-foot tandem boat—that virtually anyone can build directly from the book. Following the same critically acclaimed format found in his classic, The New Kayak Shop, leading North American boat designer Chris Kulczycki walks readers through the entire building process for each boat. One standout feature of The Canoe Shop is a revolutionary, simplified approach to lapstrake construction which makes this traditional technique—considered by many to be the finest method of wooden boat construction—available to amateurs for the first time. - Features three original designs from one of the most respected small-boat designers - Contains dozens of illustrations and step-by-step building instructions

Publisher Description

International Marine published Chris Kulczycki's "Kayak Shop" in 1993. The book includes complete plans and building instructions for three wooden sea kayaks for the home builder. The boats are beautiful and seaworthy craft built from marine plywood and epoxy using the "stitch and glue" method. Last year we undertook a new edition of that book due to its continued success and the evolution of the author's kayak designs. "The New Kayak Shop" will be published in September. Now Kulczycki offers "The Canoe Shop": complete plans and building instructions for three elegant and rugged touring canoes that anyone can build - a 12-foot double paddle canoe, a 14-foot solo canoe, and a 16-foot tandem boat. With this new book Kulczycki applies the successful model of the "Kayak Shop" to a much larger potential audience. (The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association estimates that 13.6 million Americans participated in canoeing in 1998, versus 35. million for kayaking). In style and organization, "The Canoe Shop" closely resembles "The Kayak Shop". It is a well-illustrated, user-friendly guide that walks the novice through the construction of the three boats, and simultaneously teaches boatbuilding techniques with wider application. In content it differs somewhat, as these new designs call for a different building approach. The canoes feature "lapstrake" construction, a traditional building technique in which each plank (or strake) overlaps the plank below. Lapstrake construction accentuates the lines of a boat beautifully, and many consider it the finest method of wooden boat construction. In the past, lapstrake boats had to be built in full-sized moulds and were beyond the skills of the amateur builder. Using computer-faired hull shapes, Kulczycki has been able to create boats that will assume their intended shape without a mould, and can be stitched together and bonded with epoxy like his kayaks.

Back Cover

The Canoe Shop arms you with complete plans and step-by-step instructions for building three graceful and rugged touring canoes, including a 12-foot double-paddle canoe, a 14-foot solo, and a 16-foot tandem. You needn't be an experienced boatbuilder to get the most out of this book. All that's required are a few common tools and the most basic woodworking skills. The secret is Chris Kulczycki's original LapStitch approach, which combines traditional lapstrake boatbuilding with the simplicity and ease of modern stitch-and-glue construction. With the help of 170 photos and illustrations, Chris walks you through the entire process for all three designs--from reading the plans to painting or varnishing your new canoe. Praise for The Kayak Shop <"Recommended reading for anyone contemplating going paddling in a kayak of their own creation."-- Sea Kayaker "This is a very useful book, clearly written, well illustrated, fully explanatory. . . . You will be sold on building your own wood kayak."-- Atlantic Coastal Kayaker

Author Biography

Over 10,000 stitch-and-glue boats have been built to Chris Kulczycki's designs. His plans have been published in numerous magazines and books. The company he founded has become the largest boat kit and plan manufacturer in the world. His designs have been licensed to a kit builder in Japan and are sold by distributors in Europe and Asia. Chris also taught boatbuilding courses at the WoodenBoat School and in other programs for 10 years. He is the author of three books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles. He has been contributing editor to Sail magazine and a regular contributor to Cruising World, WoodenBoat, Sea Kayaker, and others. His articles have also appeared in Outside, Men's Journal, and other magazines. His photos have appeared on a WoodenBoat cover and in interior spreads in Cruising World and Sail. Chris sold Chesapeake Light Craft three years ago to concentrate on writing.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Building Canoes Chapter 2. The Materials Chapter 3. The Tools Chapter 4. The Plans Chapter 5. Making the Panels Chapter 6. Assembling the Hull Chapter 7. Gluing the Hull Chapter 8. Glassing the Bottom Chapter 9. Fitting Out Chapter 10. Painting and Varnishing Appendix 1. More Boat Designs Appendix 2. Resources Appendix 3. Sharpening Tools Metric Conversion Table Index

Description for Bookstore

International Marine published Chris Kulczycki's Kayak Shop in 1993. The book includes complete plans and building instructions for three wooden sea kayaks for the home builder. The boats are beautiful and seaworthy craft built from marine plywood and epoxy using the "stitch and glue" method. Last year we undertook a new edition of that book due to its continued success and the evolution of the author's kayak designs. The New Kayak Shop will be published in September. Now Kulczycki offers The Canoe Shop: complete plans and building instructions for three elegant and rugged touring canoes that anyone can build-a 12-foot double paddle canoe, a 14-foot solo canoe, and a 16-foot tandem boat. With this new book Kulczycki applies the successful model of the Kayak Shop to a much larger potential audience. (The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association estimates that 13.6 million Americans participated in canoeing in 1998, versus 3.5 million for kayaking.) In style and organization, The Canoe Shop closely resembles The Kayak Shop. It is a well-illustrated, user-friendly guide that walks the novice through the construction of the three boats, and simultaneously teaches boatbuilding techniques with wider application. In content it differs somewhat, as these new designs call for a different building approach. The canoes feature "lapstrake" construction, a traditional building technique in which each plank (or strake) overlaps the plank below. Lapstrake construction accentuates the lines of a boat beautifully, and many consider it the finest method of wooden boat construction. In the past, lapstrake boats had to be built on full-sized molds and were beyond the skills of the amateur builder. Using computer-faired hull shapes, Kulczycki has been able to create boats that will assume their intended shape without a mold, and can be stitched together and bonded with epoxy like his kayaks.

Product Details

Author
Chris Kulczycki
Pages
161
Publisher
International Marine Publishing
Language
English
ISBN-10
007137227X
ISBN-13
9780071372275
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2001
Publication Date
2001-03-31
Subtitle
Three Elegant Wooden Canoes Anyone Can Build
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st
Short Title
CANOE SHOP 3 ELEGANT WOODEN CA
Residence
West River, MD, US
Series
International Marine-RMP
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

28 Jun, 2017
very informative, easy to read, easy to follow the instructions provided.
By Joe