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  Posted by: jbstok on Jan-14-13 8:01 PM (EST)

finished building a stitch and glue kayak from CLC. It was actually a lot of fun, right up until the varnishing part. Didn't much like that. They have canoe kits (and plans too) Start here:

I built my kayak mostly in my garage because it was easier to heat than a bigger space I had available. The epoxy and varnish need to be not so cold, like above 60 to 65 degrees for them to set in a timely manner. Too hot is not good either, though.

CLC has a forum and lots of tips on their site that I found very helpful. If I wanted a wooden canoe, that's where I'd start.

It wasn't that hard to build, and I learned a lot. I'm not God's gift to woodworkers, either. Wouldn't hesitate to do it again if I wanted another boat.

Good luck!

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