Re: [baidarka] help finding plans

Michael O'Flynn (
Fri, 29 May 1998 17:48:15 -0700

From: "Michael O'Flynn" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] help finding plans
Date: Fri, 29 May 1998 17:48:15 -0700

Well, here's my first reply to stuff on this listserve.

Try a book by George Putz, (Canvas boat building or something like that,
it's quite recent)

I'm at the "ready to skin" stage, and it's been great fun so far. 35 hours
and about $35 dollars. The skin and coating come to whatever your heart

Best of luck!

-----Original Message-----
From: Ross Rankin <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, May 29, 1998 5:32 PM
Subject: Re: [baidarka] help finding plans

>edmund wrote:
>> I'm trying to find plans/instructions from which to build a wood frame
>> and skin baidarka this summer. I've been told several times that plans
>> don't really work that well because the baidarkas need to be built on
>> the anthromorphic measuring scale, but i imagine that there must be some
>> info out there for the home builder. Does anyone have any insight as to
>> which book (i know of baidarka by dyson and aleut kayaks by brinck) is
>> more helpful in building a baidarka? any other information anyone could
>> kick down that might be helpful would be great. Thanks - Blaise
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