Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way: How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass

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The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks

This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes ...

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Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way: How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass

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Overview

The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks

This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071597357
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/25/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 663,469
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sam Rizzetta is a boat designer and builder,

a master luthier (a builder of stringed, fretted musical instruments),

a music historian, a composites fabricator, and author.

A canoeist since the age of three, he has designed and built

numerous canoes and averages 1,000 miles of paddling annually.

His innovative Fabric Form method of boatbuilding is an

offshoot of his work in the fabrication of custom composite

aeronautical components.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Construction
1 Choosing a design
2 The fabric form method
3 Shop, tools, plans, materials
4 The form
5 Laminating the hull
6 Turning the hull into a boat
Part II: Building in Safety
7 The self-rescue concept
8 Outfitting existing boats
9 Outfitting new boats
10 Testing and self-rescue
Part III: Designs
11 A solo canoe
12 Kayoo, a decked canoe/kayak
13 Wasp an ergonomic canoe
Appendix A Information resources
Appendix B Tools and materials

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2013

    Going through the book, I was unable to find any of the "ea

    Going through the book, I was unable to find any of the "easy" parts. In my opinion, I wasted $13.99 because I can't even return it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 24, 2013

    Very Informative!!!

    Although the wasp design doesn't appeal to me, there are countless tips and tricks herein. I am confident that I could build a composite canoe from any design I like. Thanks a million!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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