By popular demand we can now offer you a Lakelander canoe kit!!!
The Lakelander is a 15ft tandem canoe approx 36" wide, she can have a slight rocker or keep her flat depending on your build.
At any point during the build you are welcome to contact us for advice.
A PDF instruction booklet is supplied as a guide.
Although building a canoe can be done by a complete novice woodworker we advise a basic level of woodwork skill if you are thinking of building this kit. You will need supply all your own tools for this build.
Have a look at our CANOE BUILDING WORKSHOPS if you think this is a bit beyond you!!!
The kit comes with all the materials you need to build the canoe (but not the resin sorry). One sheet of ply for the kit has been marked out, we recommend you cut all 4 planks at the same time using a panel saw and this sheet as a template, this saves time and also means you get all planks the same.
we use 6mm WBP Ply and recommend that the inside chine lines (joins of the planks) are fiber glassed tape. Epoxy resin normally needs a uv barrier applied, you can do this using a suitable varnish or paint.
We supply cable ties to stitch the canoe.
You will need to make up your seats using the wood supplied (rough sawn) with the kit, we supply ply as a seat base but you can fashion your own webbing seat if you want. You can alway up grade to cane or webbing seats!! or a carrying yoke!!
You will need to supply your own resin, we recommend Gurit SP 106 3kg pack.
Please get in contact with us if you would like any more info about this kit 07963852547
Image of kit contents is not accurate, see KIT CONTENTS for whats in the kit.
Lakelander canoe kit
1x Sheet of ply marked with Plank 1,2 ,3
3x Blank sheets of ply
1x Sheet of ply marked with Bottom Plank
4x Spruce spliced inwales (to make 2x inhales)
4x Spruce spliced outwals (to make 2x outwales)
4x rough sawn oak spars for seats
1x rough sawn oak yoke or center spar
1x rough sawn oak spar for handels
Ply for decks and seat
All screws needed
Bolts 8x100mm for seats 6x50mm for handles and yoke
Fiber glass tape 50mt
Bamboo for seat bolt spacers or plastic
PDF instructions as a guide
Please select form the drop down and extras you would like.
A comprehensive 40 page set of instructions with pictures is included as an optional extra. £10 sent as PDF via e.mail.
2x Cane seat £80 and a ash yoke £35 can be purchased as an optional extra.
You will obviously need a workspace large enough to accommodate a 14ft canoe, including a works bench of sorts, also trestles are hand to build the canoe on, although not essential as you could make do with a large table or even work on the floor! bad for the back thought.
These canoes can be built with out the use of any power tools! apart from a drill.
Delivery is 2 working days with Parcleforce. Please allow up to one week from order to dispatch. There will need to be someone in at the delivery address to receive the kit. We will supply a tracking code. We can arrange for the Kit to be delivered to local royal mail depot on request. Once the kit leaves our workshop we can not be held responsible for any delay in delivery. Delivery to UK mainland only. Collection from CA11 0UB and is free. Return accepted, buyer to pay return postage.
TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
These are the tools we use on our canoe building workshops, they are by no means a definitive list but just to give you an isea of what you might need, some you will use some you may not.
trestles or table to build on
phillips pozi bit
screwdriver phillips pozi
drill bits 8mm 4mm
min 4 small clamps for attaching the gunwales
mixing pots (we use tin cans)
Scales to measure the resin in weight, or you can buy measuring pumps.
Flour to thicken the resin
filling stick (to fill ends of canoe)
epoxy roller (better than paint brush for painting on resin)
plenty of tea