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Dale’s Small Pack 66 Canoe in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

My woodworking experience includes home improvement projects and cabinetry, all amateur level.  As to boats, I’ve built an Oughtred sailing canoe and a CLC kayak from scratch, a Caledonia Yawl finished out from a bare hull built for me, and two F1’s from tiny drawings before there were plans.  And just recently a Large Pack...

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Rory’s F1 Build with Yellow Cedar Ribs, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, B.C., Canada It’s Early August…I’m standing in my garage taking stock of the offcuts and leftovers from my yellow cedar tandem canoe build. I find myself doing some mental math and realising I have enough yellow cedar left over to make a steam bent cockpit coaming and about 45 F1 ribs..! I was first...

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Axel’s F1 build in Arles, Southern France

I built my first kayak in 2017. It was a cedar-strip “Frej”, designed by Björn Thomasson (https://www.thomassondesign.com/en/katalog/mina-kajaker/frej). I love it and go paddling whenever I can. For those interested, my build is detailed here: https://www.thomassondesign.com/en/news/another-two-frej-launched Still, as soon as I finished it I felt like building a new one. And wanted to try another construction...

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