Strip Kayak Kits

The following descriptions will help you to understand how we can provide kits or materials for canoes, kayaks, or rowing boats. If you have questions please call or e-mail us; we have assisted in many boatbuilding projects and can help you make intelligent choices in designs and materials. You do not have to purchase a complete kit: You can purchase any individual materials you need to assist in your boatbuilding project.

The Pre-Kit Strip Kayak Package: Strip Building DVD, Fiberglassing DVD, and Kayakcraft by Ted Moores. This package will give you all the information you need to plan your strip kayak project.

The Strip Kayak Kit: Plans, a CD of strip kayak construction pictures, HIN number, Kayak Construction Notes, Mold forms and Ladder LOC (TM) Strongback system (Sea Wolf, Spirit, Excursion, Osprey), Cove and Beaded 6′ to 10′ Northern White Cedar Strips, About 30% Full Length Western Red Cedar Strips, Plywood Bulkheads, Stem Laminations and Sheer Clamps if appropriate to your design, Plywood Cockpit Coaming Ring, Plywood Hatch Lip Material, Adjustable Footbraces, Foot Rest Studs, Foam Kayak Seat, Backband, Fiberglass, DeckLines and Hardware, Hatch Hardware and Seal, Slow Curing, Non-Blushing, Low Viscosity Epoxy, Epoxy Application Supplies, and Varnish.

Note that our kits listed below also include some 1/2″ strips for accents, or in the case of the Outer Island designs, we include more 1/2″ strips to accommodate the tight radii of the hard chined hulls. We can supply complete kits for Laughing Loon kayaks with 3/16″ strips as Rob Macks suggests (see below).

Mold Forms for kayaks are $240 when purchased by themselves (not with the kit). All of the kit prices below now include forms and Plans. All forms now include the Clamping Grooves for Stapleless Construction.

Check the Kayak Accessories to see if you would like to upgrade to the KajakSport Ergo seat and backband. If you’d like to simply purchase plans, you can visit our Plans page. If you would like to purchase a Pre-Kit, please click on the price under the Pre-Kit column. For purchasing a full Kit we request that you call us at (603) 744-6872. For any questions you may have, feel free to e-mail us at info@newfound.com.


*Laughing Loon kits include plans, but if you already have them the cost can be deducted from the total kit cost.

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15′ 9″ Osprey

The 15′-9″ Osprey is an exceptional touring boat for the smaller paddler, or, a great day tripping kayak for the small to mid size person. The sleek hull has low drag making it a very fast boat for the length; it responds to input from the paddler with very little effort. This is an excellent, proven design.

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16′ 6″ Shooting Star

Shooting Star© is a smaller, lower volume, baidarka from Laughing Loon. The dimensions are 16′ 6″ long and 21″ wide, The…

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17′ Sea Wolf

The 17′ Sea Wolf has many of the same design characteristics of the Spirit, but with a slightly beamier, more forgiving rounded V-hull, this is a kayak that can be paddled with confidence by all skill levels, in all sorts of weather and conditions. The increase in stability that the hull provides also lends itself to fishing, photography or anything else that you can think of that you may not want to try in a round hull design. The extra capacity that this design has can also facilitate gear storage for extended trips. If you are looking for our best expedition type kayak, you will be very happy with the versatility of this boat.

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17′ Spirit

The Newfound Woodworks’ fastest kayak, 17′ The Spirit, is a dream to paddle. If you are looking for a touring kayak that will get you from point A to point B and everywhere in between in the shortest amount of time, look no further! The Spirit’s 22″ beam and fine entry results in a very responsive boat, but it should be noted that this design still has a high degree of stability and will not punish the paddler who makes the slightest mistake. Even so, this design is best suited for the intermediate to advanced paddler.

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17′ 9″ Outer Island

The Outer Island is a low volume kayak following the West Greenland lines. The kayak is designed for intermediate and advanced paddlers with its 21 inch beam – yet it is quite stable – comparable to many boats in the intermediate level. It’s quite fast with a stronger tracking characteristic yet plenty maneuverable for sea touring, playing in waves and winding along rocky shores.

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12′ 8″ Excursion

The Excursion is a beautiful, lightweight kayak designed to be used in a recreational setting such as day trips on inland lakes and quiet water. It is a stable, predictable handing kayak suitable for all ages and abilities. The large cockpit opening provides a great deal of comfort when left open, but can also accept our largest spray skirt for paddling in foul weather or sheltered ocean coves. This kit can also be modified to have a smaller cockpit opening and includes fore and aft bulkheads.

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16′ 6″ Georgian Bay

Georgian Bay is 23″ at the waterline. This shallow arch hull produces high initial stability and a maneuverable kayak. This…

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17′ Disko Bay

The Disko Bay© is a wood strip interpretation of a classic West Greenland design from the Disko Bay region of Greenland. Length…

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17′ Firestar

The unique features of the baidarka are: The split or bifurcated bow. The lower half is a cutwater, parting the waves for…

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18′ 4″ Northstar

North Star© was inspired by the kayaks of the Aleut Eskimos of Alaska and by George Dyson. Using anthropologists drawings of…

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