The Canoe Shop


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By Chris Kulczycki.
Paper back, 186mm x 233mm, 161 pages, monochrome photographs and drawings.
The Canoe Shop arms you with complete plans and step-by-step instructions for building three graceful and rugged touring canoes, including a 12 foot double-paddle canoe, a 14 foot solo, and a 16 foot tandem. You needn't be an experienced boatbuilder to get the most out of this book. All that's required are a few common tools and the most basic woodworking skills. The secret is Chris Kulczycki's original LapStitch approach, which combines traditional lapstrake boatbuilding with the simplicity and ease of modern stitch-and-glue construction. With the help of 170 photos and illustrations, Chris walks you through the entire process for all three designs – from reading the plans to painting or varnishing your new canoe.