Building a West Greenland Kayak, Step by Step

Building a West Greenland Kayak, Step by Step

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In this visual overview of the skin on frame kayak building process we construct our West Greenland kayak design. Only slightly adapted from the original museum kayak, I've chosen to focus on this particular kayak over the years because it is surprisingly user friendly compared to most true arctic hunting kayaks. Historic kayaks add richness and diversity to my paddling lifestyle and constantly inform my modern skin on frame kayak design work.

We offer plans and video courses to build this West Greenland kayak in four different sizes on our website: http://capefalconkayaks.com and to learn more about this kayak and everything we do check us out on instagram http://instagram.com/capefalconbuilds where we post daily images and text of what we are working on in the shop, including time lapse videos!

A quick note, Due to COVID I wasn't able to get video of the kayak in the video on the water, so I tacked on an edit from a rolling session a few years ago. Enjoy!