The Building Instructions
The building instructions were created parallel with the prototyping of the kayak kit. This way we ensured that the building instructions describe the individual steps as a sequence and at the same time we were able to create detailed and meaningful photos of the kayakkit. It is aimed primarily at beginners who have had no previous contact with skin-on-frame kayakbuilding, but experienced kayak builders can also use it to build their NANOOK.
The introductory chapters of our building instructions range from a description of our CNC-milled components to required materials with parts lists and measurements to work safety. The building of the NANOOK is divided into the production of wooden strips for gunwales and stringers (including instructions for tapering wooden strips), the construction of the kayak frame from our components, oiling, skinning and varnishing of the kayak as well as the installation of the hatch system, footrests, deck lines and backrest.
All construction steps are described with the help of detailed texts and expressive photos.
Here you can download our reading sample as PDF in german and english language.
We give you with 12 pages an insight into our construction manual: