Bare completed 55" assembled framework with coaming and floor boards. Cover it yourself or display just the frame. $175 + shp
We are excited about the newest skin on frame kayak model kit, modeled after the "Curlew." I bought the book "The Fuselage Frame Boats" by Jeff Horton. He offers the table of offsets to build the Curlew, 15 skin on frame kayak. It is a little tricky drawing the frames from the book and if i was going to build the full size kayak, I would defenitily buy the full size drawings and plans from him. After building so many different types of canoe and kayak, some full sized, I am now really starting to appreciate the practicality of the skin on frame construction. By far the easiest, and least mess to build. Tiny amount of sanding for clean up that is it. The stringers in the kit will be clear poplar and the frames will be a 3 mm plywood. The fabric is 1.8 oz aircraft Dacron which has shown to be great, inexpensive and irons out great. Also amazed at how tough it it, puncture resistant and can except any finish. In the photos provided I varnished the skin. I am preparing to build the full size kayak as well, which should be quite inexpensive. Please email us about your thoughts and interest in these new kits.
The kit now comes with rigid two piece coaming instead of the laminated one that is shown in the photos.
Battery operated LED string lights with remote $20.00
The above picture of the 55" SOF kayak and the 40" underneath. Both lots of fun to build with very little mess. A touch up of sanding is about it. (No longer offer the 40")
Short 4 min video showing the 55" and the 40" skin on frame kayak model kit. A lot of fun for any skill level. Basic hand tools is all that's needed. Click on video to play.
The 40" & 55" skin on frame kayak model kits
The new large Wave Stand is perfect for the 55" Skin on Frame kayak. Five slide together pieces. Varnish, stain, or paint , looks very cool. Only $20.00
Here are the photos of the finished kayak. As I mentioned this painting represents the northwest Haida tribal art. (primarily located in what is now British Columbia)
The symbols are of a “Sea Wolf” which is a mythical creature. The head is easily seen but the image at the bow represents the claws and the stern the tail.
It took as long to paint as to build the boat. The hardest part was duplicating the reverse image in each side.
After I stretched the skin I primed and painted it white. Then I painted the image. Once completely dry I used a “antiquing” wax to age the boat.
I’m happy with the end result. And plan on ordering and building your canoe next fall. Since this is the 54’ kayak do you recommend the 72” canoe to equal the scale?
Thanks again for the fun winter project, now I need to finish the paddle and the wall hanger. Chris
The Greenland Kayak paddle kit now available for all kayak kits, but is specifically for the skin kayak. it is a full 31" long which is equal to 108" in real life. . This is very cool. $10.00
55" Skin on frame kit, complete. Includes precut forms from 3mm plywood, stringers, 2 piece coaming, molded seats,webbing, 1.8 oz aircraft dacron fabric, heat bond adhesive tape and full instructions. Lots of fun to build. $134.95 + shipping