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A while ago I purchased Nick Schade’s book The Strip-Built Sea Kayak. From it I built his Guillemont. I also liked the look of the Great Auk but liked the speed and ease of ply construction stitch and glue.

I drew up the forms and used these to get the general shape. All went very well. I found some 2.5 mm ply $5 per half sheet 1200 mm x 600 mm. This ply comes from Asia between boxes of food ??

Finished the whole project for about $50. Yes I did have some marine varnish left over from my last build. I am very pleased with the final weight at 12.1 kg. All we need to do now is carry it across the road and get it wet.



DESIGN SPECS
LOA (feet):
15′ 
6″
Beam (feet):
2′ 
0″
Type/Rig/Power:
Kayak ( Great Auk ply )
Home Port:
Cockle Bay Auckland NZ
Designer Name:
From Nick Schade book re designed for ply construction
Builder Name:
Barry Wood
Launching Date:
July 28, 2012
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