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The Petrel Strip-Built Kayak

10 FOOT LITTLE AUK Length ................................... 10' Beam ..................................... 28" Weight .............................. 30 lbs. Full Sized Plans ..................... $85 Complete Kit ...................... $1,049

11 FOOT LITTLE AUK Length ................................... 11' Beam ..................................... 28" Weight .............................. 31 lbs. Full Sized Plans ..................... $85 Complete Boat Kit ............. $1,075

14 FOOT GREAT AUK Length ................................... 14' Beam ..................................... 24" Weight .............................. 35 lbs. Full Sized Boat Plans .............. $90 Complete Boat Kit ............. $1,275

GREAT AUK

Strip-Planked Construction A strip-planked kayak is a more involved project than a stitch-and-glue design, but a CLC kit makes it a rewarding process. Strip kits are comprised of computer-cut molds, a strongback, precision-milled beadand-cove wood strips, and everything else you’ll need except for varnish and a paddle. Many builders start with complete kits, giving them everything they need. Others will just order our mold kits---see our website for pricing---choosing to mill their own strips and track down other supplies. And of course, many will start from plans as scratch-builders. Working from a kit, you’ll assemble the mold and strongback right out of the box, then staple (or clamp) cedar strips to the molds. The bead-and-cove feature of the strips means that each strip interlocks with the next, so you’ll build up your design on the molds somewhat like laying bricks. Ordinary wood glue holds the strips together in the early stages. Sketch out your own patterns of contrasting strips (we send you light, medium, and dark wood), or work off one of many patterns suggested in Nick’s books: “The Strip-Built Sea Kayak” and “Building Strip-Planked Boats.” You are limited only by chops, patience, and creativity. Are strip-planked kayaks a good first boatbuilding project? If you have some background in woodworking, yes. Newbies to wood shavings might want to try a stitch-and-glue kayak first. A fiberglass skin on the inside and outside makes the structure rigid, followed by coats of varnish for gloss and durability. Guillemot builders are given broad latitude to interpret elements like hatch and cockpit design. Complete flush hatch systems are included in kits.

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Length ................................... 17’ Beam ..................................... 24" Weight .............................. 41 lbs. Full Sized Boat Plans .............. $90 Complete Boat Kit ............. $1,549

HIGH CAPACITY GREAT AUK Length ................................... 18' Beam ..................................... 30" Weight .............................. 54 lbs. Full Sized Boat Plans ............ $105 Complete Boat Kit ............. $1,625

RAZOR BILLED AUK Length ................................... 19’ Beam ..................................... 20" Weight .............................. 45 lbs. Full Sized Boat Plans .............. $90 Complete Boat Kit ............. $1,365

GREAT AUK DOUBLE Length ................................... 21' Beam ..................................... 26" Weight .............................. 56 lbs. Full Sized Boat Plans ............ $105 Complete Boat Kit ............. $1,799 Estimated Build Time: 150-300 hrs.

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