by Tibor Berki
Brian is a very talented teacher. I am not even planning to build a SOF kayak, but still had to watch all the free videos!
Well done Prep Course to get a general undestanding of the actual work
by Vito Tomasiello
Great communication skills and excellent videos. I found the Prep Course really useful and I am thankful for this chance.
I definitely recommend watching it before purchasing the full video course.
by Allen Hall
Boat loads of good information and small tips to make processes easier.
by Rich Harris
I really just want to run to the store(s) and get everything I'm going to need to build me an F1 right now... but it's 1:30 in the morning.
The quality of instruction is perfect. All instruction is clear and concise.
I can't wait to get into the build!
by Bob Flanagan
Short, concise & to the point. Well done.
by kirk Eschenburg
Level of detail is great. From what I can see of the plans, there should be no issues. I know answers are are only a phone call away. Looking forward to getting started very soon. Next step is to locate a wood source.
"Must see" before committing to the online course and build!
by Tim Yanasak
Wow! What a thorough overview of the entire skin-on frame kayak building process. Not only is this an opportunity to get look at the physical build but this video introduces Brian Schulz's teaching style. Through clear description and video demonstration Brian breaks each step of the build into small easy to understand segments.
A great opportunity to see what is entailed with this project before committing to the larger more complete, $225, Skin-on-Frame course.
by Chris Terrell
I've just completed one of the sections of this and am very impressed at the thoroughness with which you have prepared and presented this material. It is very helpful indeed and is making the process of costing and planning for building one of your boats much easier as you touch on many apparently small but important practical details that would otherwise become major pitfalls.
I'll continue watching the other videos in this course and should be ready to complete my budgeting and planning soon.
Meanwhile, my first Greenland style paddle, from your plans, is soaking up Tung oil, hopefully ready to try out on the water in a few days!
by Rolf Gerste
Very good explanations and video footage describing the whole building process.
Amazing start to my build
by John Cecil
This process has been amazing start to finish. Brian is superb instructor. I cannot wait to finish the next segment!
A good finding
by Boosco Plana
Is a very interesting way to learn kayak building. It have Very detailed instructions and advice, and good quality. I LOVE IT.
Skin on frame prep course
by brian cronin
Very well done. Understanding that it covers everything, it moves slowly for someone with experience. Still worth watching it for the many tips that come out.
Odds and ends
by Lana Morgan
Fantastic series of videos contained in this section, very informative on a wide range of topics and as always very well presented in great detail. I'm in the early stages of a replica North Alaskan retrieval kayak and although their will be differences in some of my build the simple (and not so simple made simple by Brian) transferable skills I've picked up here have me very glad I stumbled upon Cape Falcon on YouTube.
Skin-on-Frame Kayak Prep Course
by Denny Dawson
Great course, well done. Easy to follow. I've built a Pygmy Murrelet 4D using the stitch and glue method... Looking forward to building my first skin-on-frame kayak.
Skin on Frame Prep Course Review
by Alexander Mangani
This is, without a doubt, the best and most comprehensive resource I have found for constructing a skin on frame kayak.
SOF prep course
by ryc williamson
Your SOF prep video is truly great.... You have an amicable, yet capable teaching style which comes across in the video. It is nearly like being in a class in person. I have done some of the steps that you describe, & find that they way you present them on the video is how you showed them in the building class prep day.
I recommend this highly and also I recommend the F-1 as the boat to use...Mine has gone from Vancouver Island to Baja & points in between....Sorry to say it doesn't fit in an airline baggage compartment. For that you need a TRAK Kayak.
BCU 4 Star Sea Leader
by Lindsay Bourguignon
so much great content packed into these videos, excellent work in passing along your knowledge, very helpful Brian. Thank you!
Two thumbs up!
by Tim Robb
The course seems real good I can't wait to start and paddle. I love your kayaks! Thanks for doing the videos.
From another builder.
by Kirk Fredericks
I've built a number of boats myself, stitch and glue, skin on fuselage frame, and wood strip, seven in all. I'm not a commercial builder, they've all gone to family and friends, and one for me. I'm interested in building a ribbed skin boat, and this was an excellent introduction to the process. I've got a lot of projects in the queue, but I'll be back to take the full online course and buy the plans. This free intro is a very detailed and generous gift to boat builders. Thanks very much.
Prep Course review.
by Sixten Pettersson
Very inspiring introduction to kayak building. Feels almost like beeing present at the building class. I need to figure out which scandinavian wood species to choose. I am pretty sure I will follow up with video and plans for a west greenland kayak to start with.
Good heavens, he's thorough!
by Katherine Olgiati
I am a beginning skin-on-frame builder, and I enjoyed watching these videos. Learned some different ways of doing things that were very nice to see. The rolling bevel clip, for example. Mind you, I am 148 cm tall and weigh 90 pounds. No way do I handle my 3 HP router with quite the speed and elan that Brian does. However, almost everything in the videos looks do-able by humans, though I have my doubts about relying so much on spring clamps.
I have built 5 boats according to the designer's instructions , and read a lot of books, and watched a lot of instructional videos and whatnot. Brian has got to be one of the most thorough instructors I've ever seen. I have never seen anybody else bother to tell you how to get organised before you begin. He also doesn't tell you once, he tells you 3 times (see the video on sewing on a new skin). Sounds dull. It's pedagogically brilliant. It works. Mind you, I haven't built the F1 yet, but just looking at the plan sheets in "beta" made my nostrils flare dramatically.
by Paul Doherty
Really loved Brian's teaching and systems. Well organized. I will be building one in the new year.
Prep for skin on frame kayak
by mike kubicki
This is the most informative and well put together instructions available.