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sa   KAYAK
xx   BOAT

A guide to family canoe trips. Reviews calm-water river canoeing, canoe camping, white-water canoeing, and lake canoeing.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1979 (v.57#4) pg. 163

Tips on adapting a canoe into a pulling boat with a rowing rig.
BOAT JOURNAL #77 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 9

Outrigger canoe rig features pontoons made from PVC pipe and outriggers made from fence pipe.
BOAT JOURNAL #77 Feb-Mar 1991 pg. 46

How to pack a canoe for a portage.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1971 (v.61#6) pg. 44

A primer on canoeing. Tips on launching and landing, selecting and using a paddle and changing places in a conoe.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1974 (v.64#7) pg. 40

A look at canoeing the wilderness. Basic types of canoes noted, along with tips on choosing a paddle, boarding the canoe, loading a canoe, portaging, how to dress, and basic safety rules.
BOYS' LIFE May 1978 (v.68#5) pg. 10

How to move a canoe on shallow lakes and rivers with a pole.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1978 (v.68#8) pg. 63

How to make a canoe-over-canoe rescue of a capsized canoe.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 1979 (v.69#7) pg. 44

How to make temporary and permanent repairs to holes punched in aluminum canoes.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1982 (v.72#6) pg. 70

Tips on planning and taking a canoe trip.
BOYS' LIFE May 1984 (v.74#5) pg. 42

Basic canoe paddle strokes are illustrated.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1988 (v.78#8) pg. 42

Fishing from a canoe. Some tips.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1989 (v.79#6) pg. 8

Packing your canoe correctly for an overnight trip. Some tips.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1994 (v.84#4) pg. 48

Spring canoeing safety tips.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1995 (v.85#3) pg. 10

Tip shows how to make a roller device that helps when loading a canoe onto the top of a van.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1997 (v.87#4) pg. 7

Portage without pain. How to pack for a trip which will require portaging a canoe. Includes advice on lifting and carrying the canoe.
BOYS' LIFE Jul 2003 (v.93#7) pg. 30

Portable canoe cart. A knock-down cart which stores in the bow of a canoe will allow one person to easily move the canoe on land.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1985 (v.8#12) pg. 36

Build a canoe trailer that is designed to be towed with a mountain bicycle. The trailer, hitch and bicycle can all be carried in the canoe for use on portages.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1994 (v.17#9) pg. 63

Build your own cedar strip canoe. Plans must be ordered for $7.95.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #190 May-Jun 1978 (v.28#5) pg. 77

Editor's test of cedar-strip canoe kit offered by Old Town Canoe Company.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 8

Photos show how a cedar-strip canoe kit is assembled.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #213 Nov 1980 (v.30#9) pg. 48

Cedar-strip canoe. Part 1. Assembling the wooden form on which the canoe will be built.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #318 May 1991 (v.41#5) pg. 80

Cedar-strip canoe. Part 2. Building the cedar hull and covering it with fiberglass.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #319 Jun 1991 (v.41#6) pg. 60

Cedar-strip canoe. Part 3. Fiberglassing the inside and attaching the trim.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #320 Jul-Aug 1991 (v.41#7) pg. 66

Building a stripper canoe. Cedar strips and fiberglass combine to make a strong, lightweight shell.
FINE WOODWORKING #35 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 72, 76
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 4

From cedar to sea. Carving and steaming a dugout canoe in the tradition of the Northwest Indians. Some tips.
FINE WOODWORKING #53 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 56

Difference between using fiberglass and Kevlar to build a strip canoe.
FINE WOODWORKING #63 Mar-Apr 1987 pg. 14

Poor man's yacht. A look at the history and construction of the cedarstrip canoe.
HARROWSMITH #50 Aug-Sep 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 56, 63

School shop class in plastic technology produces fiberglass canoes for local groups. Description of basic process and bill of materials included. Estimated cost: $150 each
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Feb 1980 (v.69#2) pg. 29

How to recanvas a canoe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #421 Jun 1963 (v.59) pg. 96

Sixteen-foot canoe handles motors up to 5-hp. Plywood construction. Weighs 62 lbs.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #484 Sep 1968 (v.64) pg. 58

How to convert a punt or canoe to a bed sheet sailboat.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #502 Mar 1970 (v.66) pg. 122

How to convert your canoe to a sailing rig. Includes instructions for sewing the sail.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #538 Mar 1973 (v.69) pg. 88

"Butterfly" boat which can be sailed as a cat-rigged catamaran or converted into two one-man dinghies. With the two hulls bolted together, stern-to-stern, it also becomes a two-man canoe. Unsinkable, with simple construction.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #550 Mar 1974 (v.70) pg. 55

Make a removable spray-deck (cover) for your canoe. Use it to keep water (waves, rain, etc.) out of your canoe while paddling. A paddler's "skirt" fastens around waist to make it even more difficult to get water into the canoe.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #622 Mar 1980 (v.76) pg. 44

Find freedom in a canoe. How to choose a canoe and paddles and learn how to use them.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 74

Building a cedar strip canoe. Description of assembling the Old Town Canoe Kit. Est. cost: $750.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #76 Jul-Aug 1982 pg. 114

How to add a sail and outrigger pontoons to a canoe. The pontoons are PVC pipe stuffed with packing peanuts for flotation.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #81 May-Jun 1983 pg. 176

How to make a cedar dugout canoe.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #85 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 176

Tips on running your own canoe livery.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #88 Jul-Aug 1984 pg. 122

Build a 4-power still-water canoe. The PuddleDuck incorporates design elements of Native American canoe, Louisiana pirogue, Maine dory and Cape Cod sailing catboat. Est. cost: $50. Includes information on how to make a paddle, sponsons (outriggers), a sculling oar and a sailing rig and rudder.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #163 Aug-Sep 1997 pg. 54, 64

Fourteen-foot canoe. Wooden frame covered with 1/8" marine plywood and glued canvas skin. Est. cost: $50.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1966 (v.125#5) pg. 145

Spillproof canoe. Sponsons on a 9 ft. beam allow stand-up casting and entry from a ladder in the water.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1970 (v.133#4) pg. 176

How to outfit for a wilderness canoe trip.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1971 (v.135#4) pg. 100

Twin-paddle rig attaches to a canoe, allows one person to use two paddles.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 138

How to make a canoe cart from a pair of bicycle wheels and angle iron.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1973 (v.139#2) pg. 115

A physical checkup plus some simple exercises can get you ready for backpacking, canoeing, climbing and other summer activities.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1975 (v.143#4) pg. 101

Build a 14-ft., 44-pound cedar-strip canoe that is sheathed in fiberglass. This construction technique eliminates internal frames and the canvas outer cover of traditional canoes. Complete instructions included.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1990 (v.167#5) pg. 73

Redwood canoe. A 74-lb., 16-ft. canoe built from redwood strips covered with fiberglass. Est. cost: $84.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1967 (v.190#3) pg. 171
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1969 (v.195#5) pg. 149

Canoe built from siding. A 16-ft., 65-lb. canoe with cedar-clapboard sides and 1/4" plywood bottom. Est. cost: $ 33.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1967 (v.191#5) pg. 149

How to choose and use a canoe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1969 (v.194#4) pg. 108

How to build a low-cost rowing seat for a canoe and how to fit a Y-stern to a canoe you are building or add a flat stern to an already-built canoe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1970 (v.197#1) pg. 89

Add-ons turn a canoe into a sailboat. A deck unit provides mounting for leeboards and mast and rudder-tiller assembly.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1970 (v.197#2) pg. 81

Extension on one of the two cartop carriers makes it easier for one man to load a canoe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1971 (v.199#3) pg. 40

Tips on how to use your canoe during the winter as a tobaggon or as a giant ice skate.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1974 (v.204#2) pg. 132

Install two electric trolling motors on a crossbar, one on each side of your canoe. By running one motor with reverse polarity, the canoe follows a straight path.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1974 (v.205#3) pg. 106

How to add a battery-powered outboard motor to a canoe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1976 (v.209#4) pg. 190

Two styles of bolt-on wheels for portaging canoes. One style features a pair of wheels which are attached to a simple frame, and the frame straps to the bottom (keel) of the canoe. The other style uses two bicycle wheels attached to a cross bar. The cross bar bolts to the side rails (beam) of the canoe.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1978 (v.212#6) pg. 176

Quick and sturdy canoe repairs for split decks, split seats, and cracked ribs.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #60 Apr-May 1988 pg. 72

Tips on single-handed loading of a canoe atop a car.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #67 Jun-Jul 1989 pg. 10

Design study for constructing a South Seas proa (sailing canoe) as used by the Polynesians.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #70 Dec 1989-Jan 1990 pg. 48
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #71 Feb-Mar 1990 pg. 8

How to build a canoe caddy from a 21" length of 2x10 fir and two 8" diameter wheels.
SUNSET Mar 1977 (v.158#3) pg. 145

Design and construction of the birch bark canoe. Some tips from master canoe builder Jack Minehart.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 29

Classic canoe craftsmanship. Advice from a builder of cedar-strip canoes.
WOOD MAGAZINE #81 Sep 1995 (v.12#6) pg. 37

Building kit boats. (1) A 16-ft cedar-strip canoe. (2) A kayak from precut plywood. (3) A 16-ft. square-stern canoe. (4) A lapstrake sailing pram.
WOOD MAGAZINE #98 Aug 1997 (v.14#5) pg. 78

Building ultra-light canoes of lapstrake construction which have no frames.
WOODENBOAT #54 Sep-Oct 1983 pg. 78

Paddling like an ancient. A graceful and efficient Indian canoe stroke.
WOODENBOAT #55 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 79

With adze and steam. Photos and text describe the carving of a "Haisla" dugout canoe.
WOODENBOAT #69 Mar-Apr 1986 pg. 64

Wood-and-canvas canoe restoration. Part 1. How to survey the boat's condition, set priorities and begin structural repairs.
WOODENBOAT #78 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 56

Wood-and-canvas canoe restoration. Part 2. Finishing structural repairs and canvasing the hull.
WOODENBOAT #79 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 72

Henri Vaillancourt and the bark canoe. Tips on building a birchbark canoe from one of the foremost builders.
WOODENBOAT #87 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 80

The north woods canoe. Selecting a wilderness tripper. Advice on selecting a canoe which will best accommodate your diverse needs as a long-term traveler.
WOODENBOAT #96 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 81

Strip-building a double-bladed paddle canoe. Constructing an affordable personal boat which is based on the Wee Lassie-type canoe.
WOODENBOAT #100 May-Jun 1991 pg. 92

Building the six-hour canoe. This sheet-plywood boat is easy to build using only simple hand tools. An ideal project for novices and young people. Est. cost: $150.
WOODENBOAT #125 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 46

Building a SailRig for kayaks and canoes. Outriggers (floats or amas) are built from plywood to stabilize the boat. The unit weighs 35 pounds and breaks down for cartopping. Est. cost: $400.
WOODENBOAT #131 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 80

Building a birchbark canoe.
WOODENBOAT #135 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 50

Build a cedar-and-canvas canoe. Part 1. Construction of the building form. (NOTE: The labor and cost involved in building the form will probably equal or exceed the cost for a single canoe. However, the form can be used over-and-over to make multiple canoes).
WOODENBOAT #141 Mar-Apr 1998 pg. 70

Build a cedar-and-canvas canoe. Part 2. Framing and planking.
WOODENBOAT #142 May-Jun 1998 pg. 55

Build a cedar-and-canvas canoe. Part 3. Covering, finishing, and final detailing.
WOODENBOAT #143 Jul-Aug 1998 pg. 66

Build the Ojibwa canoe. This Canadian, or open, canoe is built from marine plywood. The seams in the plywood are "stitched" with nylon fishing line and then sealed with fiberglass tape and resin.
WOODWORKER #1109 Apr 1986 (v.90#4) pg. 296

Stripped together. Using strip building as a high-quality construction method for canoes.
WOODWORKER Mar 1991 (v.95#3) pg. 258

Build a "stitch and tape" canoe from thin plywood. Complete plans must be ordered.
WOODWORKER Apr 1995 (v.99#4) pg. 14

How to build a canoe from a kit.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1971 (v.27#3) pg. 42