Listen to my NPR interview - ME!
Yes, I'm on Facebook - and I often post my boat photos, updates, and builder's photos there.
Sources [All of our plans and kits come with a list of materials and sources, of course.]
Fabric - Email George Dyson: GDyson@Gmail.com
Here is George's list of fabric offerings, with descriptions: Material Notes
Mr Dyson is a noted author and modern Baidarka pioneer, and he
supplies fabric for SOF builders all over the world. Tell him I sent you and what you are building.
- Really Simple Sails
RSS carries supplies sails for my designs, and has great service and prices.
Duckworks Boat Builder's Supply
All sorts of boating gear, hardware, fasteners, epoxy, sailcloth, et. Also with great service and prices.
My friend James McMullen
is an expert in classic wooden boat repair: Emerald Marine
designs well thought out plywood boats: Storer
and Eric Friberg
- two superb wooden boat builders on opposite coasts of the USA: CLINT ERIC
is a prolific kayak designer and builder, and unconventional thinker Yostwerks
Sadly gone now, Philip C. Bolger
was a designer with an uncommonly open mind. HERE
The late Thomas Firth Jones
was a sailor, boatbuilder, designer, and an excellent author JonesBoats
A great primer for how to tie some useful knots, thanks to Adam:
The Wooden Boat School
, in Brooklin, Maine (USA). I formerly taught boat building and sailing classes there in the summers. WBS
The Florida Maritime Museum
, in Cortez, FL - FMM
I taught boat building here, too. A nice little museum.
"Messing About in Boats." Always a good read MAIB
The Traditional Small Craft Association
Great building info to be had, here:
The Kayak Builders Forum KBF
The Greenland Kayak Forum QUSA
The WoodenBoat Forum WBF
Here's a link to Mike Bielski's article "It's a qajaq, part 2" (pp42) - an excellent overview of SOF skinning and coating options.