We now have another nice Ross Miller designed beautiful Skin On Frame Kayak available for you. The “TROUT LILY” is a 11′2” kayak. The one I made for myself weighs in at around 32 pounds. It is very easy for me to carry with one hand down to the water.
This is a very easy boat to build. You will need to build you a strong back, which is very easy to do with one sheet of plywood, and from there it is incredibly easy and won’t take you very long at all.
Our basic kit includes all the bulkheads, stem, and stern which are all made from marine fir plywood. If you prefer miranti is available or okoume is available for additional cost but to be honest, I don’t think that will save much weight considering the small amount of plywood actually used. Also included is enough fabric to skin the whole boat, epoxy and silica filler for gluing up the frame, contact cement for attaching the skin, floor boards, and all permanent screws needed for construction of the kit. The complete building manual and plans are included. If you already have plans I can reduce the price of the kit to not include them. I also have some kit specific instructions that will be included.
There is also an optional add on for the kit which includes the carlin and a beautiful mahogany coaming ready to install in the boat. These are the two hardest pieces to build for the boat. The add on price for these two items is $145. Please contact me if you would like to add these to your kit. The only pieces not included in the kit as listed are the stringers and rub rails due to shipping issues. I can make these for you for an additional cost but they will have to be in 2 pieces each with scarf joints to join them together. I do cut the scarfs for you. Please contact me if you need these items.
The basic kit is $385 plus shipping.
Remember to contact me and I can add the carlin and coaming to your order if so desired
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