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

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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by Sam Rizzetta
     
 

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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

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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 canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071597357
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
03/25/2009
Edition description:
List
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
614,249
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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Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way: How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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!