Plastic boats are the cheapest to mass produce as finished product but are more expensive than building from a boat kit. Years of Wilderness Paddling Experience: When you choose a Pygmy, you get a boat designed by the world’s leading plywood kayak designer who is also an avid wilderness paddler of 35 years. A brief description of the primary methods of building a wooden sea kayak. You take shaped plywood panels, stitch them edge-to-edge, then glue them together. Skill Level to Build:. Built of 4mm plywood, this hard-chined, stitch-and-glue sea kayak includes a retractable skeg that will provide balance and control.
In the early fall of 2007 I got the urge to build another small boat using the ‘stitch and glue’ method which involves cutting out pieces of plywood from a set of plans and ‘stitching’ them together – very much like a sewing pattern. The SEA KAYAK is easy to build with the simplified Stitch-N-Glue plywood building method. Virtually every part in the boat is furnished as a full size Pattern.