Canvasback--A Canvas Kayak


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by S. Calhoun Smith

Build this kayak in your bedroom with hand tools and C-clamps

This kayak is the answer for young people who want to build an inexpensive boat for summer fun. We turned out several Canvasbacks—and each took only a week of spare time. A shop full of power tools isn’t necessary, either. Ours consisted of a power jig saw and a quarter-inch electric hand drill. But all the work can be done with ordinary hand tools and a few C clamps.  Canvasback will carry one adult but it’s handiest when paddled by a youngster. The boat is stable in the water and, even though it can be turned over, it won’t sink. It’s also light enough to be carried with ease. Building is so simple that the “jig” consists of only two blocks and a few bricks.

8 pages, 3 plate(s)


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