NEW: We have put
together a series of study plans for our boats, they are
free to download and will provide you with much more
information on the boat or boats you are contemplating
than we can fit on the web site.
Our focus is on boats, boats that not only live in backyards, but are constructed there, garages or basements. Built of wood, using a kit, or a set of plans as a guide to your goal: getting on the water in a craft you have constructed.
We have put
together brochures in a pdf format that group boats not by
type but by use. Below are links for two of these
one for those interested in fishing and one geared to
Our services range from design, both custom and stock or we can modify one of the existing designs to suit your needs, these options can be coupled with having a boat custom built for you from either an existing design, or a one off design. Call us to discuss pricing for these services.
Noah’s Marine Supply in Toronto supplies our kits, allowing us to offer kits at a more competitive price point then we are able to on our own. Your kit will come from Noah’s, support during the build will be provided by us, should you have build questions we are just an e-mail or phone call away.
Orders can be
placed directly with Noah’s, through this site, or by
calling us directly to discuss your options. Kits that are
currently available directly through Noah's web
site are highlighted in blue the others can be ordered either
from them or by contacting us.
If you have
questions about which boat is right for you send us a note and
we will be happy to answer your questions.
We have begun the process of making our plans available in book format, the first of these are complete and contain the information needed to construct a boat. Books can be ordered through this site, or directly from the printer by clicking on the Blurb logo.
US customers, ordering books directly from Blurb can be the most efficient way to get a copy as they ship from the US, removing the seemingly inevitable slowdowns that occur when shipping across the border.
We have also provided a link to PT Watercraft on this page which will take you to their site and the excellent e books they have on offer. These are a good source of information for anyone contemplating building a boat.
To keep you up to date with what is happening on the drawing board and in the shop we have Facebook page, a Blog, and an Instagram account for which you can find the links below. We use the Facebook page in particular to keep everyone up-to-date on what is happening in the shop, designs we are working on, and it includes building albums of boats as they are under construction, this can helpful in gaining an understanding of the building processes.
One of the
lines of information we include is the PPI, (pounds per
inch immersion), the weight it takes to sink the boat one
inch [2.54 cm], this is included to give you an idea of
the effects of loading on the boat. If you normally paddle
your boat loaded close to it's capacity and you plan to go
away for the weekend and add 50 pounds [22.7kg.] of gear a
boat with a PPI of 75 pounds [34kg.] it will settle in the
water about 3/4" or about 2cm.
The capacities listed for kayaks are the capacities around which the boat was designed, the maximum is calculated using the methods found in the ABYC standards for small craft, which are the same as those for Canada. For kayaks these numbers are often higher than we would ever recommend as you load your boat, always be aware of; how the load is balanced, size of the load, the usage and conditions it will see.
capacities are listed at various sinkages, the maximum
recommend capacity given is with 7" [178mm] free board as
set by the standards ABYC H-29 (US) and TP 1332E (Canada)
Click on the above image to enter the PT Watercraft site which offers a line of e-books aimed at helping the home boat builder to turn out a superior product.Current e-book titles available are: Epoxy Basics, Rolling Perfection and Scarfing Basics.
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