Building the Greenland Kayak – A Manual for Its Construction and Use

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By Christopher Cunningham.
Paper back, 185mm x 230mm, 193 pages, monochrome photographs, plans and drawings.
Simplicity, elegance, performance and speed: these are the hallmarks of the Greenland Kayak. Its low profile minimises windage and its narrow beam makes it behave well in rough water, and fast. As its survival from its ancient origins would suggest, the Greenland Kayak is lively, versatile and responsive when judged by modern standards.

This book leads the reader step-by-step through the process of constructing his or her own kayak, using inexpensive, commonplace materials and woodworking tools.

Featured in the book are:
Easy-to-follow building instructions supported by hundreds of photographs, complete lists of all the tools and materials needed, detailed primers in wood milling, fastening, rib-bending and measuring, additional instructions for making a Greenland paddle, paddling clothing, float bags, skegs and more, pointers on paddling technique, kayak rolling and kayaks for children.