KASK Membership• Only $35/year
• 6 Newsletters a year
• Forum & event invitations
Build Your Own Sea Kayak
Includes S&G, Strip and “Skin” on Frame (SOF)
NZ Kayak Builders ~ discussion group.
Kayarchy ~ all sorts of kayaking information including building kayaks
Pygmy Kayak Kits USA ~ Freight would be about $400 US.
SeaLand Kayaks NZ ~ Mac50 sea kayak. Full sized patterns, instruction manual and CD.
Greenland kayaks & paddling in NZ ~ discussion group.
Greenland kayak construction ~ Wolfgang Brinck
Traditional kayaks ~ Harvey Golden
Qajaq, USA ~ Greenland Kayaking Resource
The MASIK ~ Newsletter of Qajaq, USA
Arctic Kayaks ~ David Zimmerly
Kayak Plans and Software
Bearboat software ~ download from here
Blue Heron Kayaks ~ Ross Leidy
Free plans from JEM Watercraft
List of software ~ mostly commercial
SeaLand Kayaks NZ ~ Mac50 sea kayak, the only plans available by a New Zealand designer
Shrike ~ “I’ve long had a dream to produce an elegant lightweight sea kayak that combined a traditional hard-chined hull with modern developments of bulkheads, hatches, and a lifting skeg: a simple design that was suited for home construction; a design that could be easily adapted to the needs and physique of individual paddlers.”
The plans can be found on cnckayaks, and there is a cnckayaks Facebook page.
The free plans download includes CNC files and anyone is free to make money from kits or completed kayaks.
KASK's aims are to:1. Promote and encourage the sport of sea kayaking
2. Promote safety standards
3. Develop techniques and equipment
4. Deal with issues of coastal access and protection
5. Organise sea kayak forums around the country
6. Publish the Sea Canoeist Newsletter and the KASK Handbook