Do you have an old canvas kayak that's well past its prime? Few people will think it worthwhile to repair such kayaks. These old models are usually built with wood and canvas, and were widely used in Norway from 1930 onwards.
Ready for covering the deck
They can be beautiful and seaworthy craft, built by professional craftsmen, or skilled amateurs. If the kayak has been treated well, very little work is typically required to restore it to a condition where it can be used for many more years.
Restoration usually involves removal of old canvas, repair of woodwork, resheathing and finishing. Restoration work is done by qualified experts at a predetermined price.
Ready for use again

Courses 2019!

The course calendar has been updated. Check out this year's kayak building classes:here

Kayak building in the USA

From Autumn 2017, Delmarwa USA: Here:

Baidarka paddling

A video clip from summer of 2011's great baidarka adventure:here

Baidarka building

A video from a kayak building class in Vestfossen, Norway:here

New pages!

New, and well illustrated presentation of our beautiful new paddle types! More.

Traditional kayaking article

Jeff Allens article from Ocean Paddler:Les her: