Custom Built Wood Kayaks and Small Boats
Contact us for pricing on the below options. Other customizations are available upon request.
These padeyes don't catch on clothing and PFDs like hard plastic ones.
Recessed Deck Fittings
These fittings eliminate the need for padeyes. They give the deck a very sleek look and will not catch on clothing or PFDs. They can be installed on both stitch and glue and cedar strip boats.
We will install a custom nameplate in your boat for no extra charge. These nameplates can include any information or graphics that you choose. They are very useful in theft prevention and recovery since they are fiberglassed into your boat. Also, many areas require a Hull ID number (HIN) to be mounted somewhere in the boat and the nameplate is the place to do that. Nameplates are usually mounted on a bulkhead, but can be mounted anywhere on the boat.
The rudder option uses the Smart Track rudder system. This is a superior system that allows the paddler to have fixed foot braces while still being able to control the rudder. This is accomplished using toe pedals. These are also the easiest pedals to adjust that we have found. Highly recommended for double and triple kayaks. Cost: $225
Strapless hatches add to the beauty of the wood finish of your boat. Hatches are held closed from inside.
Click here for a video of how the system works.
We can install an upgraded seat that would be more comfortable than the stock seats many of the wooden boat companies include with their kits. The most comfortable seat available is made by Redfish Kayaks.
They can be seen at: www.redfishkayak.com/seats.htm
Non-thruhull Footbrace Studs
Instead of drilling through the hull to bolt on footbraces, we can install footbrace studs which are fiberglassed in. This way there are no holes in the boat and no bolt heads on the outside of the hull. (This must be done before attaching deck.)
These are very important safety gear and are necessary for many types of rescues.
You can choose reflective or non-reflective.
We can put extra bulkheads into your boat. The photo shows a custom set of bulkheads that form a small compartment in between the cockpits of a double.
A hybrid deck is using the strip building method to build a deck instead of using plywood. This is a great way to have the cedar strip built look without the expense of having an entire boat made from strips. The hybrid deck option can be used on any type of boat, from kayaks to paddle boards, to power boats, such as the one pictured here.
We usually use a high quality marine varnish or paint in the finishing of our boats. You can choose to have us apply a top of the line clear coat or paint that will last much longer than varnish or regular paint, and will be more scratch resistant. The upgraded finish can be brushed or sprayed on.
Custom Strip Pattern
We will create a custom strip pattern for your cedar strip boat.
Sail Rig Conversion
We can turn any kayak or canoe into a fast, fun, trimaran sailboat by adding a sailrig.
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Extra Lightweight Build.
We can build any boat with a lightweight wood called paulownia. Stitch and glue boats build with paulownia plywood are up to 12 pounds lighter than okume plywood. Strip built boats have potentially the same or more weight savings.
The SUP in the photo is made of paulownia strips.