Nick Schade has been designing and building cedar strip boats since 1986, and is the author of two books on the subject.
For more in-depth descriptions of the designs listed below you may look through the strip-built boat design browser. Naturally, I’m very grateful though I too could do without all that tedious white stuff.
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Classic Sailor is a new magazine about traditional and classic boats from ex-Classic Boat editor Dan Houston and colleagues that promises rather more coverage of the traditional craft around our coast. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Follow me on TwitterLooking for something?This is a busy weblog, and what you're looking for is probably still here - just a little way down the list now. Our Faversham-based friend Alan Thorne can help with boatbuilding projects - constructing to plans in very tidy stitch-and-glue or more traditional techniques.


These original designs draw on the years of experience to create unique high performance designs that move easily on the water as well as look stunning on land. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a cedar strip canoe. These plans include full size drawings of each form drawn individually so you may glue the patterns directly to your form material and cut out around the lines.
These plans include all the forms and plywood parts drawn at full size needed to build the boat. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak.
These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built kayak.
These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built sea kayak. Stretched to just over 12ft from Iain’s plans for an 11ft 6in dinghy, she has enough length now to allow a rower forward and passenger aft, with another midships, or she can be rowed, swiftly, by one rower sitting centrally. Drawn for plywood, there was no way the garboards in larch could match the plywood’s width.


Try scrolling down, clicking on the 'older posts' button at the bottom of this page - or try the search gadget! You bend thin strips of wood around forms, gluing the strips together as you cover the forms. These full size plans include patterns for all the forms needed to build a strip-built canoe. I must admit to giving her a little more freeboard forward, as I was concerned she might dip her bow when fully loaded and punching into a head sea. You then sand the strips smooth and coat them with a layer of tough, transparent fiberglass cloth and epoxy.



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