Boatbuilding Tips » Building a Stitch & Glue Kayak
This 14-part video walks you through every step in the construction of a wooden Chesapeake 16 kayak. Handsome, straightforward to build, and with famously likable handling qualities on the water, 7000 of the award-winning Chesapeake-series kits have been built around the world, with countless more from plans. Ten years later, the kits have many new tweaks.
Filmed in 2001, the goal of the Chesapeake Light Craft team was to create a boatbuilding video of unprecedented clarity. High production values and an emphasis on watchability made it very popular. The droll sight gags and general levity of the piece were deliberate. It seems to work; prior to 2001, boatbuilding videos specialized in somnolence, taciturnity, and cheap-wedding-video visuals. The complete DVD is shipped with all Chesapeake-series kits. You can purchase a copy of the DVD here.
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