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Home: 1615 Seaborn Ct, Alameda, CA 94501
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The Aleutian Kayak
The book has been out of print for some time but is still selling briskly on the used market. I have been promising to publish an updated edition for some time but until that new addition appears, here are NOTES on some changes that I might make to the first edition. So if you have gotten a hold of a first edition, check out the notes.
I am also putting bare minimum stripped down INSTRUCTIONS for building the boat online right here at this site. The information will be sufficient for you to build a baidarka, but it will not have any of the history, cultural information, musings on existential matters, tool suggestions, lumber buying hints and so on that you will get in the printed book. The release of this material will be serialized, that is, I will publish it here online in sequence as I finish the writing. The introduction and some of the other material is already available. Check it out.
Kayak Building Classes
We offer classes in traditional as well as non-traditional skin on frame boat building.
Click here for class schedules.
Here's a partial list of boats you can build.
To find out more about these boats, visit our design pages.
Check out some class photos to see what a building class is like.
Paddle Making Classes
Carve your own paddle to fit your body, your hands and your boat.
Do you have a hankering for a custom kayak paddle made exactly to your specifications? Check out our list of paddles ,Greenland, Aleut, King Island, you name it. Paddle sizes listed on this page are suggestions only. You can have them any size you want.
ContactFor class schedules, reservations or questions, contact:
Wolfgang Brinck, 1615 Seaborn Ct. Alameda, CA 94501
Telephone: (510) 846-5488
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