Skin-on-Frame Kayak Building Course

taught by Brian Schulz
  • 115 Videos
  • 1 Text
  • 2 PDFs

Course Curriculum

Course description

This course contains over 10 hours of extremely detailed information covering all aspects of the skin-on-frame building process. Follow along with the class as we build five different skin-on-frame kayaks. You'll learn how to make easy mortise and tenon deck beams, steam bend ribs, tie the frame together, skin and coat the kayak, and add all the rigging and accessories needed to make your kayak safe and seaworthy. This course can be used as a stand alone product to learn about skin-on-frame building in general or with a set of Cape Falcon Kayak plans to build any of our seven different kayak designs.

Licensing agreement:

This online video course is intended for use by one builder only. Multiple persons may not work from a single course. Commercial use is allowed, but only with written permission from me once we have arrived at a fair price. Violating the licensing agreement is bad karma!

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Instructor

Brian Schulz
Brian Schulz

Hi, I'm Brian Schulz, owner and instructor for Cape Falcon Kayak. I've been teaching skin-on-frame boatbuilding for the last 15 years. I'm passionate about skin boat design and and helping people learn this amazingly easy and fun boat building system. My other passions include sustainable agriculture, natural building, and off-grid living. Enjoy the classes, and email me if you have any questions.

Reviews (5)

Excellent, inspiring, successful...

by jordi alamany
As far as the course is concerned, i could'nt be happier and satisfied to have done it. I simply find it inspiring, very enjoyable and motivating as you progress through the project. Also, i think that anyone is able to follow it, since hundreds of advices and details of how to perform every single little step are explained, and more importantly, (at least in my case) what you should'nt do! I would add that i enjoyed a lot the beauty of building skin on frame kayaks, but also i really admire the simplicity of the technique that Brian has developed in the construction of his boats as well as his facility to share and teach it.

Natural -born teacher

by Michael Wilson
Great course. Easy to use and very comprehensive.Brian not only knows how to build kayaks,he also knows how to teach building kayaks. I am delighted that I purchased the course. Thanks Brian. Regards Mike

Cape Falcon F1

by Jay Knight
I am building a F1, jokingly called a F1xl, because I weigh 275 which is substantially over what the traditional paddler weighs. Brian has assisted in scaling his F1 to a size appropriate to me. I have built 5 boats, from a folding kayak to a 20 sailboat and the full range of boats between, so I am accustomed to various degrees of builders support from the plans provider. Brian’s method of plans with video is excellent! Only think that could improve his videos would have him in my shop full time! He has the experience as a instructor and seems to knows the questions asked during each phase of the building process. If you follow his video instructions exactly you will have a great experience and a wonderful kayak in the end.
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Excellent, inspiring, successful...

by jordi alamany
As far as the course is concerned, i could'nt be happier and satisfied to have done it. I simply find it inspiring, very enjoyable and motivating as you progress through the project. Also, i think that anyone is able to follow it, since hundreds of advices and details of how to perform every single little step are explained, and more importantly, (at least in my case) what you should'nt do! I would add that i enjoyed a lot the beauty of building skin on frame kayaks, but also i really admire the simplicity of the technique that Brian has developed in the construction of his boats as well as his facility to share and teach it.

Natural -born teacher

by Michael Wilson
Great course. Easy to use and very comprehensive.Brian not only knows how to build kayaks,he also knows how to teach building kayaks. I am delighted that I purchased the course. Thanks Brian. Regards Mike

Cape Falcon F1

by Jay Knight
I am building a F1, jokingly called a F1xl, because I weigh 275 which is substantially over what the traditional paddler weighs. Brian has assisted in scaling his F1 to a size appropriate to me. I have built 5 boats, from a folding kayak to a 20 sailboat and the full range of boats between, so I am accustomed to various degrees of builders support from the plans provider. Brian’s method of plans with video is excellent! Only think that could improve his videos would have him in my shop full time! He has the experience as a instructor and seems to knows the questions asked during each phase of the building process. If you follow his video instructions exactly you will have a great experience and a wonderful kayak in the end.

Review of Skin on Frame Kayak Building Course by Brian Schulz

by Ralph Sutter
This is a well-conceived, carefully executed video series that shows in detail the numerous steps involved in building a skin on frame kayak. Schulz is extremely methodical in his instruction, often offering helpful segments on how to fix builder errors.

Great videos!

by Kirk Dunn
Really enjoyed this video course. There are a lot of gems of knowledge here. The process is thoughtfully laid out and the techniques carefully and logically explained. I'll be back for the plans for the F1 :) k