• The Strip Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build See large image

    The Strip Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build (Paperback) By (author) Nick Schade

    Hard to find title available from Book Depository

    $12.79 - Save $8.19 39% off - RRP $20.98 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 2 business days
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionStrip-building - assembling a pile of thin wood strips into a functional hull - has been a popular canoe-building method for many years. Now, boatbuilder Nick Schade, an engineer by training and a self-professed sea kayaking addict, has refined this time-tested method to build the more complex shapes of sea kayaks. The method is simple, forgiving, allows a liberal amount of design flexibility, and requires a minimum number of tools. It's also relatively inexpensive: about $500 to $600 for one of the designs discussed here - one-quarter the price of a factory-built model. In "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak", Schade presents full plans for three elegant designs inspired by the grace and seaworthiness of the Inuit and Aleut skin boats. Profusely illustrated instructions provide the details that will guide you through the process.A complete novice will be able to construct a finished kayak after reading nothing but this book. And for an experienced builder, the techniques here can be expanded to create the perfect boat for you. Strip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. Professional sea kayak builder Nick Schade presents complete plans and measurements for three kayaks: Great Auk, a fast, stable, comfortable single for beginners; Guillemot, a beautiful, high-performance single for intermediate and skilled paddlers; and Guillemot Double, a spacious kayak for two. Here's all the information you'll need to build a sturdy, elegant sea kayak, from setting up shop to making a paddle. 'Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip-building to the art of graphic design in wood' - "Sea Kayaker".


Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10

 

Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Strip Built Sea Kayak

    Title
    The Strip Built Sea Kayak
    Subtitle
    Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Nick Schade
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 176
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780070579897
    ISBN 10: 007057989X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: HOU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Libri: I-SR
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: TRL
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WKDW
    BISAC V2.8: SPO005000
    Ingram Subject Code: SR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26830
    BIC subject category V2: WSSN5
    BISAC V2.8: EDU033000, SPO025000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 623.829
    DC22: 623.8/29
    LC classification: VM353 .S3 1998
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SPO010000
    DC22: 623.829
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: VM353.S3 1
    Thema V1.0: SCGF, SPN, SPNK
    Illustrations note
    illustrations, photographs, glossary, bibliography
    Publisher
    McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Imprint name
    Ragged Mountain Press
    Publication date
    21 April 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Nick Schade, an engineer by training, is a boatbuilder and writer whose articles have appeared in Sea Kayaker and Atlantic Coast Kayaker. As an impoverished college student, he designed and built his first kayak when he realized that the price of a factory model was beyond his reach. And he's been at it ever since: More than 300 of his sea kayaks are being paddled and built worldwide. Nick divides his time between shops in Connecticut and New Hampshire and paddling the shores of New England.
    Review quote
    "Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip building to the art of graphic design in wood" Sea Kayaker
    Back cover copy
    Strip-building--assembling a pile of thin wood strips into a functional hull--has been a popular canoe-building method for many years. Now boatbuilder Nick Schade, an engineer by training and a self-professed sea kayaking addict, has refined this time-tested method to build the more complex shapes of sea kayaks. The method is simple, forgiving, allows a liberal amount of design flexibility, and requires a minimum number of tools. It's also relatively inexpensive: about $500 to $600 for one of the designs discussed here--one-quarter the price of a factory-built model. In "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak," Schade presents full plans for three elegant designs inspired by the grace and seaworthiness of the Inuit and Aleut skin boats. Profusely illustrated instructions provide the details that will guide you through the process. A complete novice will be able to construct a finished kayak after reading nothing but this book. And for an experienced builder, the techniques here can be expanded to create the perfect boat for you. Strip-building is the most flexible, forgiving, and attractive way to build a small wood boat. Professional sea kayak builder Nick Schade presents complete plans and measurements for three kayaks: Great Auk, a fast, stable, comfortable single for beginners Guillemot, a beautiful, high-performance single for intermediate and skilled paddlers Guillemot Double, a spacious kayak for two Here's all the information you'll need to build a sturdy, elegant sea kayak, from setting up shop to making a paddle. "Nick Schade has managed to raise the craft of strip-building to the art of graphic design in wood."--"Sea Kayaker"
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgments Introduction Part I The Background 1 Why Build A Kayak? Why Use Wood? Why Use Strips? 2 How Design Affects Performance Stability The Importance of Speed Maneuverability and Tracking Volume, or Interior Size Choosing the Right Boat Some Proven Designs 3 Tools and Materials Tools Materials 4 Lofting Offsets for the Hull Forms Offsets for the End Forms Drawing the Patterns Making Small Changes Part II The Building Process 5 Getting Started Where to Build Cutting the Strips Cutting Forms The Strongback Aligning Forms 6 Building the Hull & Deck Stripping the Hull Stripping the Deck Finishing the Ends Fairing 7 Fiberglassing and Finishing Fiberglassing The Coaming Up Making the Hatches Installing Cheek Plates Joining Hull and Deck Using a Sheerclamp Finishing Off 8 Artistic Creation Patterns from Strips Dotted Lines Dressing Up the Surface Part III After It's Done 9 Fitting Out The Seat Footbraces Knee and Thigh Braces Bulkheads Deck Lines Hatch Gaskets Grab-Loops Rudders 10 And a Paddle to Match Making the Shaft Making the Blades Rounding the Shaft Fiberglassing the Paddle Variations on a Theme Tools for Paddles Materials for Paddles 11 Maintenance and Repairs Yearly Wear and Tear Bad Scratches Dealing with Bruises Patching Holes Part IV Appendices A-1 Materials List A-2 Material & Tool Sources Wood Glass and Resin Outfitting and Tools Books A-3 Sources of Plans A-4 Custom Designing Designing Your Own Boat Stealing Designs Modifying a Design Moving the Cockpit Last Warning A-5 English and Metric Conversion Factors A-6 Safety Dangers in the Shop On the Water A-7 Glossary A-8 Bibliography Index