Do you really free kayak plans pdf a kayak? Want one so bad you can taste it, but can’t afford one, or think you don’t have the skills to build one? Get a Handle on It! DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!
Then I have a few questions for you. Can you cut a crusty bagel with a knife, stack blocks, stick a sandwich together with mayo, skewer meat and veggies for kabobs, grate cheese, cut thin fabric with scissors, stretch wrinkles out of bed sheets, and roll paint onto a wall? Then you can build this boat! Unlike most boat plans that require you to do a whole bunch of reading and learning, require you to buy or own lots of tools and learn what seems like a whole new language devoted to boat building.
I designed this boat, and wrote this I’ble, to be as simple as possible. You don’t need any boat building books, or much in the way of tools. You can find everything you need to build this boat at hardware stores, the internet, and discount stores. When you are done, you will be a real boat builder, and have an excellent boat to show for it. They are made of plywood, and since I am cheap, and don’t buy the expensive marine plywood, the cheap plywood must be taken care of or it fails after a few years.
I designed this boat to use as little wood as possible, and to be nearly indestructable, It won’t rot, and even if you punch a hole in it, it won’t sink. I believe this boat could get more people out on the water for less than any other plan out there. On top of how easy this boat will be for the first time builder, it is also lighter than just about any other type of boat out there. If you struggle to get a kayak onto roof racks, or hate to carry your boat any distance because of how much it weights, Sawfish is what you want. Weighing under 30 lbs, it is easy to carry any distance and to lift onto a roof rack. In spite of the simple build, and low tech materials, Sawfish is not slow, I normally cruise at 4 MPH on my GPS, and can sprint to just over 5 MPH.
I can also stand up in Sawfish, though I don’t recommend this, unless you have excellent balance, and don’t mind getting wet. Thanks to the unusual building materials, Sawfish will not cost very much compared to just about any kayak you can buy or build. Depending on what you can scrounge or have lying around, you might do even better. I did this two years ago, and am still using Sawfish without any issues. Last summer I took Sawfish surfing on York Beach in Maine.