Jawdropping Kayaks and Canoes

My intention is to never repeat an idea, no matter how successful.  Like composing music – never settle for the commonplace.  Each new watercraft must be unique and well… spectacular!   Click on any photo for a larger version.

I only use the best materials and work to exacting standards.  There is nothing more beautiful to look at or satisfying to paddle than a precisely constructed kayak or canoe.

No matter what your needs are: fishing, touring or the casual recreational paddle, your watercraft can be built to your specific purpose and respond to your personal paddling style.

Browse through the gallery below.  I can build one for you.

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JS I in the fall leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

deck & handle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JS I rear watertight hatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hammered copper leaves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blue Canoe - a delightful solo craft

Blue Canoe – a delightful solo craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rob Roy with Muskoka seat

Rob Roy with Muskoka seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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"Bob's Special" at Drag Lake

“Bob’s Special” at Drag Lake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Bob's Special" detail

“Bob’s Special” detail

one of a kind

one of a kind!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Bob's Special" detail

“Bob’s Special” detail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A "Bob's Special" ~ best tandem!

A “Bob’s Special” ~ best tandem!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

crazy inlay

crazy inlay

Dave's Rob Roy

Dave’s Rob Roy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gods of wood are smiling today!

The Gods of wood are smiling today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome stranger

Welcome stranger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rulers in gunwales

rulers in gunwales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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16″ solo

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handmade seat for the blue canoe

handmade seat for the blue canoe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

lookin' good

lookin’ good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OMG!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Name that tune!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spalted beech decks

Spalted beech decks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Candy Apple Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gilding 2

gilding a Rob Roy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the New Arts Festival

at the New Arts Festival

 

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a new idea in decks

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Zebrawood seats, decks and thwarts

 

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floatation chamber detail

 

One Response to Jawdropping Kayaks and Canoes

  1. Doug Long says:

    Looking forward to sharing space with you at UCV. Your canoes look beautiful and your detail imaginative.