My First Wood Sea Kayak Build

 

I had always marveled at the beautiful cedar kayaks that I had seen pictures of in magazines and on line. I never thought that I had the skills to build something as nice as those images I had seen, well here is my attempt.  

 

From this chart one can loft the coordinates of each of the 18 frames.


This is a scan image of a frame with coordinates rendered from the chart above.


Here are the 18 frames set on the "strong back".

 

All the frames true to center line and waterline.

 

All the strips are cut, beaded and coved.

Here the stripping begins. below and right... A strip that has been joined using a scarf joint.