All posts tagged Building a Skin On Frame Kayak

Ice Fishing – Greenland Kayak Building Time


I have not posted anything in a while since the weather in Southeast Michigan has been toggling between winter and late fall or early spring weather – 40 something with rain on and off.  So winter kayaking events have been hard to plan or attend. I also have been busy catching up on maintenance work […]

Greenland Kayak Build Ends Abruptly


Well our Greenland Kayak build is officially done for this year as the Livonia warehouse lease expires.  There was a flurry of activity in the last week to get as much done as possible before the move out.  A few of the people that were behind in schedule came on strong and got skin on […]

Greenland Kayaking Building Week 13


Getting close to the end of the Greenland kayak building session, now up to week 13 and the end of April.  Many of the boats are getting their skin sewn on, skin dyed, and the first boat got a seal coat (one of three coats).  The pressure is this week to complete the kayaks as […]

Easter Weekend Greenland Kayak Building – Week 12


The Greenland style kayak “skin on frame” building is now about cutting and sewing the skin.  Four boats are getting skinned a fifth is ready for next week.  The sewing is a learn as you go process, we are using the method shown on the Skin Boat Site. There are several methods to sew, this […]

Greenland Kayak “Skin On Frame” Building Week 11


Second session of Greenland Kayak Building week 11, was used to make coamings, and finish Masiks. The steamer cranked up to bend the coamings around forms made to fit the individual Kayaks.  I added a new aluminum strip to an existing fixture and drilled some more holes for clamps. I was able to use a […]

Greenland Kayak Building Week 11


We are pretty much on schedule for Greenland Kayak Building, many of the boats the frame is done and has a sealing finish on it, for several others they are only a couple days behind.  Unfortunately days jobs and travel has kept some people away from build days.  The facility is only rented though April, […]

Greenland Kaya “Skin On Frame” Building Session 10


Finishing up the Greenland kayak top decks this week, floor boards being added, finish sanding the frame. Putting on a coating of linseed oil to protect the wood. The “skin” was cut for each boat. Next is to make the coaming and on to the sewing.

Greenland “Skin On Frame” Building Week 8 – End of March


The Greenland kayak “skin on frame” building is getting exciting as the ribs are being added to 5 boats, stems being worked on (front and back part).  For two of the boats the ribs, the stems,  keelson, and chimes are completed.  These two boat the bottom side is complete, turned over and top side being […]

Greenland Kayak “Skin On Frame” Building Update March 19 – Start Kayaking


For this week’s Greenland Kayak building we were cranking up the steamer and bending green white oak ribs, sanding them smooth for entry and exit, then pinning them to the gunwale.  Next the bow and stern plates were cut from a pine three foot board nine inches wide. The Greenland kayak wood steaming equipment, normally […]

Greenland SOF Kayak Build Update – Start Kayaking


This week most of the Skirts and Skins group was working on finishing the gunwales – sawing the tips to join at the proper angle, then moving on to cutting the deck beams. Some of the beams will be arched to be worked on next week.