Single and double kayaks with cockpits so large that they are almost open boats, with huge buoyancy. A roomy yet efficient strip-planked kayak or decked canoe for relaxed paddling and exploration.
A 17-foot traditional wood-strip tandem canoe for day trips and light touring on rivers, ponds and lakes. Clinker style tandem canoe that looks very heavy but is light and easy to carry and paddle.
A hugely popular sharpie design open canoe for people who are in a hurry to get out on the water.
Beautiful modern looking boats that are designed to allow everyone to enjoy being on the water. A stylish child's kayak with excellent performance and plenty of growing room for years of use.
A compact modern tandem kayak with a single large cockpit and the comfortable feeling of an open canoe. Light and easily removable outrigger floats that turn a canoe or kayak into a formidable sailing boat or a stable fishing platform. Wood duck has been out on Windermere several times and is brilliant – tracks beautifully, forgivingly stable, and covers the miles fairly effortlessly given its novice paddler owner. The Wood Ducks are amongst the easiest to build kits: the joints are pre-cut and the holes are pre-drilled.


Unlike our other boats, the Wood Duck has no forward bulkhead, therefore use of buoyancy bags is strongly recommended.
A cedar-strip decked Wood Duck kayak is also available, combining the simple hull construction of stitch-and-glue with the beauty of cedar-strip. A couple of build logs on our forum show a Wood Duck 12 being built and even a pair of Wood Ducks built simultaneously. The Wood Duck 10 will carry paddlers who weigh up to 200 pounds and still have a good turn of speed.
If, later, you decide to purchase the kit the cost of this will be deducted from the kit price. The manual does not contain the cutting instructions so it is not possible to build the boat from scratch using only this.
These plans and manual contain sufficient information on the cutting of the panels to make it possible to build the boat from scratch rather than a kit. After credit card authorisation the plans will be sent to the email address put on the order form.
When you have studied the plans, your next step might be to order the printed instruction manual, which will walk you through the project step-by-step.
This option contains the solid wood and plywood components pre-cut to the correct size with pre-cut joints, plus the construction manual.
These are the most versatile boats in our range: they can be paddled, rowed using a sliding seat or sailed.


In a tenth of the time it takes to launch a heavy boat on a trailer or drag the big canoe down the beach, you can slide one of these little kayaks into the water and be on your way. Sheathed inside and out in glass fabric, the Wood Duck will withstand real-world abuse on gravel or shell beaches, and will bounce over submerged stumps without harm.
There is also a child's version of the Wood Duck, called the Wood Duckling and a tandem kayak called the Wood Duck Double. This is the comprehensive manual that accompanies the kit; reading it will help you decide whether or not you can build the boat. It does not contain the plans (these are not required because the wood is pre-cut), any of the epoxy to glue and coat the boat, the fabric or tape nor any of the hardware or rigging. Everybody can anatomy angstrom unit gravy boat stunned of plywood, peculiarly when you receive DIY plans with you.
It describes all of the techniques that will be used during the build and also a step by step guide to construction.
Speed is excellent: you can cover the miles in a day, while tracking is solid in stiff crosswinds. The boats can carry a heavy payload in the fore and aft compartments, enough for picnicking, camping or a whole lot of fishing gear.



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