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Ted Moores is the bestselling author of Canoecraft. In 1972, Moores pioneered the woodstrip/epoxy boatbuilding system for canoes and, since then, has promoted the fine art of wooden-canoe and kayak construction. Greg R ssel builds and repairs small wooden boats and is an instructor at the Wooden Boat School in Maine. R ssel is the author of Building Small Boats.


Numerous tips and tricks of the trade... breaks the process into manageable, day-by-day steps.-- (11/01/2004)
This book should be required reading for those thinking of building their own kayak. Recommended for comprehensive public library collections.-- (12/01/2004)
Details rarely covered in other texts, such as finishing varnishes, deck fittings, rudders and steering gear... little gems of information.-- (01/09/2005)
Hints for saving money, saving effort or saving your health... for the wooden boat builder this is an essential reference work.-- (10/01/2004)
A well-illustrated, step-by-step guide that practically anybody, with the right tools, can follow... the writing is lucid, good-humored and easy to follow. The book's glossy color photographs are tasteful and accurate to the instructions... methodical and straightforward.-- (03/07/2005)
Does double duty as an inspiration to build beautiful kayaks and as a shop manual for their construction... The authors put a consistent emphasis on doing good work by the most efficient means and their approach is gratifyingly holistic... Its value is in giving prospective kit buyers a clear picture of what the project involves. It also sets a first-time builder up with a level of workmanship to shoot for. The generous helping of color photographs, especially the close-ups, is quite valuable in this regard.-- (08/01/2005)
Full of thoughtful, helpful advice... With this excellent guide in hand, building a unique, custom kayak is within reach... the next best thing to the authors' personal instruction.-- (12/01/2005)

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