Full of thoughtful, helpful advice... With this excellent guide in hand, building a unique, custom kayak is within reach... the next best thing to the authors' personal instruction.
- Diana Mumford Wave Length Magazine on 01/12/2005
Does double duty as an inspiration to build beautiful kayaks and as a shop manual for their construction... The authors put a consistent emphasis on doing good work by the most efficient means and their approach is gratifyingly holistic... Its value is in giving prospective kit buyers a clear picture of what the project involves. It also sets a first-time builder up with a level of workmanship to shoot for. The generous helping of color photographs, especially the close-ups, is quite valuable in this regard.
- Christopher Cunningham Sea Kayaker on 01/08/2005
A well-illustrated, step-by-step guide that practically anybody, with the right tools, can follow... the writing is lucid, good-humored and easy to follow. The book's glossy color photographs are tasteful and accurate to the instructions... methodical and straightforward.
- Dana Wilde Bangor Daily News on 07/03/2005
Details rarely covered in other texts, such as finishing varnishes, deck fittings, rudders and steering gear... little gems of information.
- Patricia Coppard Victoria Times Colonist on 09/01/2005
This book should be required reading for those thinking of building their own kayak. Recommended for comprehensive public library collections.
- Library Journal on 01/12/2004