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0071597352
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9780071597357
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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

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

by Sam Rizzetta

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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: 03/25/2009
Edition description: List
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 744,948
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.70(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Part I: Construction

1Choosing a design


2The fabric form method


3Shop, tools, plans, materials


4The form


5Laminating the hull


6Turning the hull into a boat


Part II: Building in Safety


7The self-rescue concept


8Outfitting existing boats


9Outfitting new boats


10Testing and self-rescue


Part III: Designs


11A solo canoe


12Kayoo, a decked canoe/kayak


13Wasp an ergonomic canoe


Appendix A Information resources


Appendix B Tools and materials

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