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The Canoeshop
by Chris Kulczycki
A lavishly illustrated, user-friendly guide for novices and experienced boat builders alike, The Canoe Shop provides plans and building instructions for three graceful and rugged touring canoes—a 12-foot double-paddle canoe, a 14-foot solo canoe, and a 16-foot tandem boat—that virtually anyone can build directly from the book. Following the same critically acclaimed format found in his classic, The New Kayak Shop, leading North American boat designer Chris Kulczycki walks readers through the entire building process for each boat. One standout feature of The Canoe Shop is a revolutionary, simplified approach to lapstrake construction which makes this traditional technique—considered by many to be the finest method of wooden boat construction—available to amateurs for the first time. - Features three original designs from one of the most respected small-boat designers - Contains dozens of illustrations and step-by-step building instructions.

Author Biography

For 13 years Chris Kulczycki has been a successful designer of wooden kayaks and kayak kits, and the owner of Chesapeake Light Craft, Inc., a business that offers wooden boat, kits, plans, and boatbuilding supplies. Earlier this year he sold Chesapeake Light Craft to a group of investors. In addition to The Kayak Shop and The New Kayak Shop, he has written for SAIL, Sea Kayaker, Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, and Fine Woodworking magazines. In his writing he draws on his many years of experience as an instructor at the WoodenBoat School to anticipate and solve the problems faced by the novice boatbuilder.