All posts tagged Start Kayaking

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, […]

Hot April 10th Sea Kayak Paddle – Start Kayaking


Southeast Michigan gave us over 80 degrees and sunny which made for a great day to paddle Sea Kayaks from Little Portage to Zukey Lake Tavern and back. This was the opening day to start kayaking.  The forecast was originally for thunder showers, then mostly cloudy so the sunny skies was a nice surprise.  The […]

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 […]

March 3-5 Skin On Frame Kayak Build – Start Kayaking


This week making the deck beam tenons continued and the curved beams were cut. Three people got to the stage where the beams could be pegged in place, I will be at that stage for the next session.

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.

Greenland Kayak 2011 Building Schedule – Skirts & Skins Group To Start Kayaking


Continuing from an earlier post on February 16, 2011, here is the remaining schedule to complete the Skin On Frame Greenland Style Kayak. All the remaining steps are shown.