Welcome to my Kayak Pages.
Here you will find information on the building of Selway-Fisher ESK 12 and 14 plywood kayaks, plus other sections containing general kayaking and canoeing information together with some useful links that I can recommend.
I have built both an Esk 12 and 14 kayak so I have tried to show my building methods and highlight any problem areas and the way I overcame those difficulties. Fortunately, the builds were pretty straightforward and I encountered no very difficult tasks. I do, however, appreciate that when starting building a kayak for the first time there are tasks that are slightly daunting, especially bending the hull panels! If you do have a problem, just take a step back and think things through before proceeding, a solution will usually present itself after some thought.
Finally, enjoy building and paddling your own kayak!