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16' 6" Resolute lines

Developed in response to requests from heavier and wider paddlers who also wanted a shorter boat, this stable load carrier is excellent for the novice kayaker.


The sharply raked stem and well shaped forward sections will provide increasing buoyancy as the Endeavour punches into large waves.

20' 6" Reliance

This boat has a comfortable feel to it and a stability that makes kayaking in any weather comfortable.

19' 3" True North Kayak lines

The True North XPD Expedition brings the thrilling performance and graceful styling of the Endeavour 17 to the big or tall paddler.

Chesapeake 17

The Chesapeake 17 is one of our most popular kits. Its handling qualities and speed combined with a large cockpit and voluminous stowage make it one of the most capable touring boats around.


The JAM 8 is a true personal watercraft. While only 7 foot 4 inches long, it can carry up to 200 pounds. The JAM 8 is perfect for exploring flat water rivers, ponds and marshes.

Nght Heron Profile

An Inuit inspired strip planked sea kayak. Fast, efficient and responsive. A graceful design that paddles beautifully

NWP XL is a very low drag touring kayak for paddlers weighing 180-250 pounds. Built from 4mm plywood in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit with these plans. Weigh less? see NWP.

Long Lake

Light and fast, a 20' tortured plywood, decked dayboat: both a double kayak and a single scull in one hull. Her 'midship' section is similar to Aleut kayaks.

Northwest Passage

NWP is a very low-drag touring kayak intended for paddlers weighing 150-200 pounds. Built from 4 mm plywood, in a garage, you can build two for the price of one kit! Heavier? try NWP XL.

Colvos Passage

20' expedition size, double kayak, accommodates big people with big feet in an efficiently paddled hull.

Orca 21

A serious extended expedition touring kayak, double or triple, designed to carry a large load safely and with ample stability.


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