From the Back Cover
As any canoe enthusiast knows, Kevlar is the perfect hull material for building strong, light (35 pounds for a 17-footer), fast, maintenance-free canoes. Far superior to fiberglass, Kevlar--literally bulletproof and virtually indestructible--has one drawback: It's expensive. A factory-built Kevlar canoe can easily sell for $2,000 or more.
Here's a low-tech method for building high-tech canoes from Kevlar. With this book, the most inexperienced home builder can turn out a handsome canoe for an investment of about $600 and a few weekends. The building method centers on the foam sheathing used in home insulation, drywall compound, a $5 hand plane, and a sharp pair of scissors. Boatbuilding doesn't come any easier than this.
Ingenious, simple, and inexpensive.
Here is all you need to know to build a light, strong, maintenance-free Kevlar canoe in your backyard or basement--without an elaborate tool collection or years of boatbuilding experience.
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