|Delivery Area||Last day to order this item for pre-christmas delivery|
|Auckland||15th December 11am|
|Rest of New Zealand||Will not arrive before Christmas.|
Please note these are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed.
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
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.
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.
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
Shop Now. Enjoy Now. Pay Later.
Pay in four simple instalments, available instantly at checkout.
All you need is:
1) A New Zealand credit or debit card; 2) To be at least 18 years of age; 3) To live in New Zealand
To see Afterpay's complete terms, visit https://www.afterpay.com/en-NZ/terms
Pay it, easy.
Pay it in 6 weekly automatic payments, interest free. Easy.