Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way

How to Build Tough, Super-Safe Boats in Kevlar, Carbon, or Fiberglass

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The first quick-and-easy composite construction method for canoes and kayaks

This book is certain to appeal to any paddler with a DIY bent. Master craftsman Sam Rizzetta presents three attractive innovations: a new building method that makes Kevlar and carbon-fiber boats cheap and feasible for home builders; an ergonomically designed canoe that makes paddling easier and more comfortable; and a foam-flotation installation method that makes canoes and kayaks safe and unsinkable.

  • McGraw-Hill Education; May 2009
  • ISBN: 9780071597364
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure EPUB format
  • Title: Canoe and Kayak Building the Light and Easy Way
  • Author: Sam Rizzetta
  • Imprint: International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press

About The Author

Sam Rizzetta is a boat designer and builder, a master luthier (a builder of stringed, fretted musical instruments), a music historian, a composites fabricator, and author. A canoeist since the age of three, he has designed and built numerous canoes and averages 1,000 miles of paddling annually. His innovative Fabric Form method of boatbuilding is an offshoot of his work in the fabrication of custom composite aeronautical components.