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Strip Building Boat Plans

Strip building also known as cedar strip or plank building is a method of boat building where narrow strips of thin wood are glued together around a frame, the strips are then faired and fiberglassed and the form removed. The resulting boats are beautiful and light. This method is commonly used for canoes, kayaks and small dinghies. Several outriggers have also been built this way.

Boat Plans in no Particular Order.

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Many authors include plans for strip built boats when they write their books. Gil Gilpatrick's book:Building a Strip Canoe, Second Edition, Revised & Expanded: Full-Sized Plans and Instructions for Eight Easy-To-Build, Field-Tested Canoes.

Nick Shade's

Building Strip-Planked Boats AND The Strip-Built Sea Kayak: Three Rugged, Beautiful Boats You Can Build

Strip Built Canoe: How to build a beautiful, lightweight, cedar strip canoe, and Building an Adirondack Guideboat: Wood Strip Reproductions of the Virginia are a few examples.



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