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There is no other feeling quite like setting out on the water in a wooden craft ...

... Especially in one that you have built with your own hands. Take advantage of forty years of wooden boat building experience by creating your own canoe, kayak or small boat with plans from Bear Mountain Boats

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All our full size canoe plans include Full-size drawings showing the profile, plan and section shape of the hull. Full size plans for the mold stations. Full size plans for stem molds. The booklet ‘Building a Bear Mountain Style Canoe’. Epoxyworks newsletter and WEST SYSTEM® technical manual
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Acquiring the materials to build a woodstip/epoxy craft can be a challenging process. Bear Mountain offers the best materials conveniently shipped to your door. We use the same professional, precise materials to build boats in our workshop as we provide to our clients. We are happy to share our knowledge and experience to ensure that each customer will end up with a boat to be proud of.
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Now is your chance to be featured in the new edition of CANOECRAFT to be published in fall 2014! It’s easy. All you have to do is share with us your very best Bear Mountain Boats pictures and stories.We’re looking for unique and personal tales of building and tall tales of adventure featuring your Bear Mountain Boat
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For Four Decades ...

Bear Mountain Boats has produced wooden canoes, kayaks and small boats that combine classic lines with the most advanced marine technologies. Partners Ted Moores and Joan Barrett believe that anyone with basic woodworking tools and a desire to learn can create a small craft to be proud of. Since Ted Moores wrote Canoecraft in 1983 many aspiring canoe builders have learned his techniques. Canoecraft teaches a simple method of building canoes and other small boats in home workshops. Ted’s dedication to continually improve his techniques with simpler systems, user-friendly materials and creative new designs is at the core of his company. Ted’s books Kayakcraft and Kayaks You Can Build, document the techniques that allow readers to benefit from his long career as a boat builder and are a valuable addition to any library. He measures his success in the thousands of Bear Mountain canoes and kayaks that emerge from home workshops around the world each year.

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