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wood strip kayak question

I am thinking about starting a wood strip kayak, many designs and plans out there to buy.
I'm wanting a short / stable / easy padel / doesn't tip over and get you wet very easy / can carry small amount of cargo for possible camping overnight / river, possible small lake kayak.

does anybody have any experience on which design/ company has a decient plan?
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I don't have any firsthand experience, but I have been planning to buy the plans from Guillemot in the future to make my own.

http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/ES
http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/NH

The two above look to be good choices.
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thanks, that is one company I was looking at, I just don't want to order a set of plans then not be happy with the kayak design after I've built it.
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I've never built one of their boats, but Chesapeake Light Craft has a stellar reputation. You can but everything from just plans to the whole kit and kaboodle. They happen to be near home and I buy my epoxy from them. Here's a link to their kayak section.


http://www.clcboats.com/shop/kayak-kits/
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I am building a strip canoe with plans from bear mountain boats and there great and the people very helpful I would recommend checking them out
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Bear Mountain Boats. Hands down
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I've been planning and researching building one! I have 4 books off amazon that have plans in them and have very good info in them! I'll find the links got you!
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the Chesapeake Light Craft woodduck 12 or 14 hybrid look good, along with the mill creek 13. all three look stable, have room for a little camping/ groceries/ cargo room.

the Bear Mountian looks nice, but a little longer than I would like for the weight lenght ratio
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I've never built one of their boats, but Chesapeake Light Craft has a stellar reputation. You can but everything from just plans to the whole kit and kaboodle. They happen to be near home and I buy my epoxy from them. Here's a link to their kayak section.


http://www.clcboats.com/shop/kayak-kits/

one of their advertisements is about the quality of the epoxy they have.
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I am building my strip canoe from plans by gil gilpatrick
and think there pretty nice.

Even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in awhile.
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Guillemot also has a kayak building forum, http://www.kayakforum.com/ with huge amounts of expertise to help you.
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thanks, I'll look there
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Guillemot also has a kayak building forum, http://www.kayakforum.com/ with huge amounts of expertise to help you.
Found some good videos from that forum!! Thank you!
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dat I semi-regularly post to the kayakforum. good place with a lot of experience. I would go with the woodduck or millcreek design, as a first build, personally. They're quick easy builds and a nice solid design that eases one into the kayak bug. They're great for fishing/camping from even with the open style cockpit on the mill creek. If so inclined you can also modify the design fairly easy but if you're considering that, the wood duck would be a better starting point.

If you see a guillemot design that is comparable, it will be a good choice as well. Guillemot design very good boats, several of which CLC also sells.

If you have any questions, specifically about CLC, or about S&G or strip building just pm me to let me know you've asked them. (I would say pm the questions but then others don't get the benefit of seeing the questions and answers...)
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