KAYAKS

Building kayaks is a hobby and all the boats I've built have either been for me or a family member. That doesn't mean I wouldn't love to build you a boat, but it takes a lot of time. Be prepared for sticker shock!


Greenland Deck Night Heron
This kayak was designed by Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks and built by me. Visit Guillemot Kayaks.

Night Heron Bow Shot
Note the light on the bow...for those great evening paddles on Lake Ontario

Sea Pup designed by Tom Yost, built by me.
This boat is sized for someone between 80 and 110 pounds. Visit Yostwerks.com.

Sea Pup interior shot
This kayak is designed to fold up. The skin zips off and the frame comes apart like tent poles.

Sea Pup
The skin is made of a pvc coated fabric.

Sea Pup
Combing and riser are made of HDPE plastic.

Evening on Lake Ontario

Evening on Lake Ontario

Evening on Lake Ontario

Evening on Lake Ontario

Evening on Lake Ontario

Kayaks were born of the ice
Winter paddling, with the proper gear, can be great fun. youtube.com.

Kayak Construction
Stripping is done and hull is separated from the deck.

Kayak Construction
4 holes in this deck. Cockpit, forward and rear hatch and day hatch.

Kayak Construction
Hatch covers are recessed into the deck.

Kayak Construction
Preparing for hatch cutout.

Kayak Construction
Cutting out the day hatch hole.

Kayak Construction
Once the hatch and cockpit holes are done the deck is positioned back on the hull.

Kayak Construction
Combing lip for skirt.

Workshop

Workshop

Workshop

Workshop




KAYAK VIDEOS

To view other kayak videos, visit our webpage at youtube.com.

"Use your art, lest it become just another damn knick-knack you have to dust"

The lake isn't always as calm as pictured above in the "evening paddle" series. The most effective "dust removal" technique seen at 2:20