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When I built my first deck, almost 20 years ago, I thought I had it all figured out. 4 exhausting months later, I still was not done - I thought I had every detail measured out, only to find that I have got it all WRONG. So I decided to find a...
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9ft Oar
They are suitable for most boats with beam of 1.37m to 1.52m. Some people have built them for shorter boats and they will be too long or out of balance if shortened.
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Eskimo Style Paddle
In my humble opinion Eskimo or Aluet style paddles are preferable to the 'conventional' high tech 'river' paddle for sea kayaking. To this end I decided to build my own.
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Free Oars
Dynamite Payson's Pictorial Guide to making your own oars!
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Free Paddle
The paddle plans demonstrate Michael Storer Boat Design's clear instructions and layout - just like our boat plans.
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Greenland style paddle
About two and half years ago I met Tom Lucas on one of Al's Hudson River trips out of Cold Spring. He was using a Greenland paddle, and it just looked right--especially after I blew a bunch of rolls with my Werner paddle, including the all-time...
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Paddle Making
Notes on the Geoff Burke seminar from the L.L.Bean North American Canoe Symposium '91
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Pizza Paddle
I was asked to make another pizza paddle for my local sub shop, they seem to burn up one a year! I still have a broken one they gave me a few years ago, I'll show you how i make it, but that's not the purpose of this page. Basically I want to show...
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Pizza Paddle
In the Workshop is a favourite woodworking television show here in Canada. Recently, I saw a project on that show, which I thought would be just perfect for Grampa's Workshop and all our visitors and friends. I'll call it a pizza paddle, but it is...
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Quick and Easy Oars
Rowing a boat takes more than just grabbing a pair of oars. Fitting oars of the proper size and weight to a boat means experimenting with blade area, weight and flexibility. Specific boats need specific oars.
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QUICK-AND-DIRTY OARS
A few years ago I built a small, pram, sailing-dinghy just for fooling around. Last summer, I wanted to introduce my young grand-niece and grand-nephew (ages nine and six respectively) to small boat sailing. The dinghy however is just a tad under...
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