The kayaks are built primarily of 1/4"
plywood and canvas. The materials can normally be found or ordered from local
lumber and fabric stores. Although materials normally run around $100
exact costs depend upon the:
- cost of materials in your area
- model of kayak built (8-foot or 10-foot)
- number of kayaks built
In the spring of 2000 we worked with
our local Boy
Scout unit and built thirty four (34) of the 10-foot kayaks. The per kayak cost for
materials, excluding paint (the boys and leaders painted their own kayaks) was just under
Below is the materials
list from the kayak plans. The plans provide additional detail and information.