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New Models: Atka-series S&G Alaskan Iqyax (Baidarkas)

Posted By Dan Caouette

We are proud to present three new models of the “Atka”: our stitch & glue Aleutian-style kayak.   They are often called “baidarkas,” which is Russian for “small boat.” The term was made popular by George Dyson with the release

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Wahoo FSK – Mark Nye, Florida

Posted By Dan Caouette

Mark recently launched his Wahoo FSK and completed his first race in it!!
Hello Dan,
Just a quick note to let you know that the boat is done. I’ve only had it on the water twice so no in-depth

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On-Line Store: CNC Kayak “Shrike-R” Kits Now Available!!

Posted By Dan Caouette

After a busy 2014 (updates to follow) we are proud to announce that we have opened our on-line store!  In the store you will be able to purchase plans for kayaks and canoes, order custom boats, buy components AND

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Spray HPK: Launching!

Posted By Dan Caouette

It took a while but Zack finally received his Sprak HPK.  Last week he sent a some pictures and first paddling impressions of his new Spray!
I was able to paddle the boat for the first time a

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Spray HPK: Outfitting

Posted By Dan Caouette

With a freshly painted kayak sitting in the shop, all  that’s left is the final outfitting: carve and install the seat, run the decklines, install the steering components, fit out the hatches, add the interesting paddle park and GPS

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Spray HPK: Painting

Posted By Dan Caouette

With the deck joined to the hull, project completion was in sight.  Now it was time to complete the most obvious part of the project: the finish.
This kayak was going to be painted with an automotive urethane system

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Spray HPK – Joining the Deck to the Hull

Posted By Dan Caouette

The big day of joining the deck to the hull was almost at hand.  That would turn it into a kayak.  To make my life easier, before I did that I wanted to finish everything on the interior.  It’s

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Spray HPK – Day Hatch

Posted By Dan Caouette

[singlepic id=70 w=300 h=200 float=right]A popular option has been the inclusion of a “day hatch.”  It’s a small hatch that is easier to access on the water than the main ones.  It’s a good place to store a camera,

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Spray HPK – Rudder and Foot Brace

Posted By Dan Caouette

This kayak needed a steering system.  Most racing kayaks have rudders so that the paddler can concentrate on their forward stroke instead of making constant course corrections.  All their energy can go into straight-line speed.  They’re not essential.
This

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Spray HPK – Carbon Fiber Cockpit Coaming

Posted By Dan Caouette

Pretty much my standard cockpit coamings has been cast carbon fiber.  I’ve done a few solid wood ones but customers really like the look and feel of the carbon ones.  Why not?  They’re thin, light weight, very strong and

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