Larry, I think the information on the Cape Falcon Kayak site is excellent. He even gives you the plan for one of his popular kayaks. As I looked over his site,Message 1 of 8 , Jan 27View Source
Larry, I think the information on the Cape Falcon Kayak site is excellent. He even gives you the plan for one of his popular kayaks. As I looked over his site, I was struck by how generous he was with his knowledge and what a fine craftsman he is. I also became aware of how refined some of his techniques,materials and the crafts he has made. I have for years coveted his classes and have seriously considered taking one. One could learn a lot from Brian.
--- On Sat, 1/26/13, rueffingkidding <rueffingkidding@...> wrote:
From: rueffingkidding <rueffingkidding@...>
Subject: [Airolite_Boats] Re: seeking plans for a kayak airolite style
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2013, 4:44 AM
Here is a short list of alternative resources about building skin-on-frame boats. All of these include information on kayaks (provided that your definition includes baidarkas). While the construction methods differ from Platt's (range from crude to very high tech) I don't see why most of the boats featured couldn't be adapted to the GA method fairly easily):
-Building Skin-On-Frame Boats by Robert Morris ISBN 0-88179-191-1
-The Aleution Kayak by Wolfgang Brink ISBN 0-07-007893-9
-Baidarka by George Dyson ISBN 0-88240-315-X
On the interweb, there is Brian Shultz' Cape Falcon Kayak site:
I have found Shultz to be a bit dismissive about ideas other than his own (NIH syndrome), but he is a knowledgeable resource and has built a lot of boats.
--- In Airolite_Boats@yahoogroups.com, Lawrence H Pinto wrote:
> Hi Everybody,
> It's winter here in Chicago but I see water when I look at the ice lining Lake Michigan and think of spring!
> I have a 58 pound, 16 ft kayak of an excellent, stable design that is just my size. I'd like to make a kayak that is lots lighter and have made a 16 ft airolite canoe.
> Does anyone know of plans for an airolite kayak about 16 ft long?
> Can I just make measurements from my existing kayak, cut templates and go for it?