Canoe / Kayak Kits


Dreamcatcherboats Canoe Kit

Here you will find all the materials and resources you need to build various styles of skin on frame boat. Our kits contain everything you need to build the skin-on-frame boat of your choice (except the wood which we recommend you buy locally to save shipping costs). Take the hassle out of gathering the materials with one of our open canoe kits, which also include our step by step DVD with visual instructions. The DVD leads you step by step through the boat building process, breaking it down into manageable chunks so that even a beginner can follow it and successfully build a beautiful, seaworthy boat to be proud of, while the more seasoned woodworker will find plenty of tips and techniques to simplify and enrich the boat-building experience..  This puts building your own boat within your reach!

About the wood:

We generally do not provide the wood, since shipping charges around the world are prohibitive.  The DVD does tell you what you need. You should ask around where you are, and find an appropriate wood to use. There are plenty of wonderful woods all over the planet. However, if you insist, we can provide the wood ( in strips, and still needing finishing), just contact us for details.

Kit to build a one person canoe / open kayak – includes DVD instructions — $297 without wood

lightweight boatGet started right away! This boat kit makes it easy to build your own distinctive, ultralight, supertough and durable, safe, seaworthy, stable, skin-on-frame boat. The finished boat is 10.5 feet in length, weighs only about 20lbs, but is tough as nails. The tumblehome on the boat makes it very difficult to capsize – it is designed to stay upright and keep its occupants safe and dry! It has a pivoting backrest which adjusts to your every move and provides a relaxing and comfortable paddling experience! The kit contains everything you need to build the one person canoe except the wood – we recommend buying the wood locally in order to save shipping costs and kit cost – what to buy is explained in the instructional DVD which is included in the kit.   The kit includes all the following materials:

  • 1 instructional step by step DVD on how to build an ultralight boat.
  • 1 set of paper boat plans (solo canoe )
  • One person canoe kit has 12′ of ballistic nylon skin
  • Ribbon
  • 1 length of white nylon thread to sew the ribbons to the stem.
  • 1 roll of lashing (enough for two boats)
  • 33m of double-sided tape
  • 1 bag of zip ties
  • 1 japanese utility saw
  • 4 copper ferrules
  • Screws for thwarts
  • 36 #8 x 1″ wood screws
  • 1 bottle of glue
  • 100 canoe tacks
  • 30′ of piping
  • dowels
  • 2 needles
  • We’re always at the other end of the phone (or email) if you need help!

building a canoe

$297

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Kit to build a two person canoe / open kayak – includes DVD instructions — $347 without wood

two man canoe
twopersoncanoe two man canoe          
Get started building a 2 man canoe / open kayak right away! No running from store to store to buy each item! This two person boat kit contains everything you need to build the one person canoe except the wood – we recommend buying the wood locally in order to save shipping costs and kit cost – what to buy is explained in the DVD. But if you like we’ll provide the wood too – contact us for pricing. The kit includes all the following materials:

  • 1 instructional step by step DVD on how to build an ultralight boat.
  • 1 set of paper boat plans (double canoe )
  • Two person canoe kit has 16′ of ballistic nylon skin
  • Ribbon
  • 1 length of white nylon thread to sew the ribbons to the stem.
  • 1 roll of lashing (enough for two boats)
  • 33m of double-sided tape
  • 1 bag of zip ties
  • 1 japanese utility saw
  • 4 copper ferrules
  • Screws for thwarts
  • 36 #8 x 1″ wood screws
  • 1 bottle of glue
  • 100 canoe tacks
  • 30′ of piping
  • dowels
  • 2 needles

We’re always at the other end of the phone if you need help! The finished double canoe will be 14.5 feet long and will weigh approximately 35 lbs.

This short video clip shows the two-person canoe with a fabric covered deck.

$347

 

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Canoe/Kayak Hybrid Kit  from Rough Seas (inspired by Dreamcatcher Boats). 

EVERYTHING IS INCLUDED, Except for silicone and paint.

Easy to assemble.

$850