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Build Your Boat from one of our Dinghy & Canoe Kits
 


 
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We think Paul designed and developed some great boats as kits that are also easy to build.

If you want to go rowing, motoring, sailing, fishing, maybe a tender for a bigger boat or just pottering about on the water in a small boat, we may have a design for you to spend some time with family, friends or on your own building a great little boat.

 

We produce kits for all ourdinghy & canoe designs and now tailor them to what you want in them.

We still have our normal kits which is the base we start from and add or subtract from there. Doing it this way we find we are often able to produce a cheaper kit for you.

We have done this as we are more often than not asked to produce a kit that is a little different from our range to suit the budget of the builder or type of materials, tools, clamps or brands of epoxy they want and so on. So, now we discuss it all with you and produce the kit you want at the best price we can.

 

You can even buy in stages as you build to what you can afford.

Contact us for details and to discuss your kit.

 

However, if you are happy with the normal kit we produce, contact us and tell us the design or designs you are interested in and we'll send you the free study plan and latest lowest price. S

What’s in our Dinghy & Canoe Kits

Plywood & Epoxy Kits – a custom kit that provides you with everything you want included to build your boat.  Hull panels are CNC cut to be as accurate as possible. Any hatch holes etc. are drilled including the stitch holes where required. All the epoxy materials are supplied (resin, hardener and fillet additive) plus the wood for the trim and seats. Also you can choose to add items such as hatches, wooden cleats, mooring rope, oars, paddles, cable ties, vinyl gloves, mixing sticks, mixing pots and any extras you might want.

A full instruction manual is included which takes you through the build step by step.

Canoe kits also include a yoke ready to finish, fit and prepare for varnish.

Plywood Only Packs - are as it says. There's not much to change here as it is just the plywood parts for your hull CNC cut and any required stitch holes drilled. You supply the rest. A full materials list for the balance is supplied so you can price up your project.

See our Study Plans. (Not all designs yet)

Our Premier kits are cut from a top quality Okoume/Gaboon marine plywood that is certified and guaranteed. The veneers are of a high grade and give an excellent surfaces for paint and varnish. 

As a cheaper option we can cut kits from a good quality hardwood marine plywood to reduce the kit cost overall.

Whatever you choose, our kits will give you a great little boat to build and we are available to advise you and answer any questions as you build if you need it and as often as you need it.

Kit prices include delivery for UK Mainland Only

Islands and N.I. can have a courier surcharge of at least £48 added.Please contact us for these areas or if you need any further information.​

Some international deliveries may be possible but be aware that EU VAT, import tax, shipping etc will make it expensive.

 

Below is a slideshow of a Peasemarsh 10 build.

Example Full Kit
Example Plywood Only Pack
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1 Panels Drawn out from CNC templates (2)
2 Panels cut out
3 Bottom panels stitched tight at centre joint
4 Plank 1 panels stitched tight at centre joint
5 Both ends of Planks 1 stitched together
6 Planks 1 stitched to bottom panel
7 Planks 2 laid on ready for stitching
8 Starting to pull into position
9 Continuing to pull in stitches around the canoe
10 Stitches loosely pulled in to gain actual canoe shape
12 Spacer at sheer to keep canoe at correct width
13 Lengths of wood clamped on to keep curve of the canoe fair
14 Backing screw pads fitted to inside face of bulkhead for hatches
15 All pulled together and tight ready for epoxy stage
16 Glue fillets applied between the stitches and showing the bulkheads stitched in.
17 Cable ties removed from planks and inside glue fillets completed along the planks. The stem ends
18 The hull is turned over and cleaned up in preparation for the taping.
19 the gaps at the plank edges and the stitch holes are filled and then sanded smooth with the joint
22 Sheer trim or rubbing strips are fitted. The edges of the tape are rubbed down and you can add a
20 The joints are primed with mixed resin and the tape laid on and wetted out to soak it but keeping
21 The cable ties are removed from the centre joint after taping so far has cured and then the stitc
23 The hull is turned upright and the centre joint taped inside.
24 The yoke has been finished and fitted and the rest of the taped areas have fgairing mix applied.
25 Aftre the whole hull has been sanded smooth, taking care not to damage taped areas, it is underco
26 The insde is faired and buoyancy chambers are waterproofed with resin and or varnish. keep varnis
27 Small blocks are glued on to take the decks.
28 The decks are fitted although this shows a canoe which will have the sheer trim fitted short of t
29 After preparation the inside can be undercoated or varnished.
30 The boat is then glossed and varnished to finish
31 the hatches are fitted and the paddle finished. Ready for the water.
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Delivery is Included for UK Mainland Only - Islands and N.I. have a courier surcharge of at least £48 added.
Please contact us for these areas or if you need any further information.
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