The first canoes were dugouts: large, felled trees that builders carved out and then paddled. Other ...Read
What’s That Line in the Middle of the Canoe?
New composite canoe designs pass through the same four stages. We first build a wood strip canoe, th...Read
Skip Gel Coat? Yes!
When we used to build canoes with gel coat, the first step was spraying gel coat into the mold, whic...Read
Composite canoes offer the highest performance, lightest weight, best durability, and greatest longe...Read
What kind of Gunwales?
What’s the best material for gunwales: aluminum, wood, or E6 carbon trim? The answer depends on th...Read
How Do Canoes Float?
Canoes need one or two types of flotation. First, all canoes need buoyancy to float just above the w...Read
Building A Northstar
Take a tour of our shop with Bear as it was in spring 2018. ...Watch
Why Don`t They Answer the Phone?
We’re a small company with an office of three people. Okay, not really three, because neither Ted ...Read