Cape Falcon Kayak     and other small boats           

PO Box 582  Manzanita, OR  97130

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Sustainable Living

Customer feedback

Skin on Frame Kayaks
Kayak Designs
Greenland Paddles
Art/Architectural installations

Kayak Building Classes
Kayaking gear guide / sales

About Us
Class Schedule

WHOA!  Hang on there partner.  You are now officially looking at the OLD Cape Falcon Kayak website, which isn't a bad thing, because there are zillions of pages of awesome stuff here we couldn't migrate to the new platform.  So please, stay awhile and look around, and when you're done you can head on over and check out our leap into the 21st century!

New Website HERE

Kayak Building Classes
First class of 2014,  a week at Westwind  click here
Building kayaks at the Northwest Maritime Center
Winter 2011,  kayak building on Orcas Island
Teaching in Tasmania, building kayaks down under
Some photos from our first class of the year at the home base
Step by step, kayak building class photo documentary click here
I was invited to teach kayak building at the 20th annual Delmarva paddlers retreat. click here
January kayak building class at Valley Forge,  nice photo documentary
Building SC-1's in San Francisco, more cool pictures
Building kayaks on the East Coast photos of big, weird moths
Building kayaks in Sitka, Alaska kayak fishing photos
On the road again...  Building kayaks in North Carolina click here
Building a driftwood and scraps kayak photo documentary click here

Seasonal Updates

Changes, the Cape Falcon Kayak 2013 winter update click here

Harvest,  the Cape Falcon Kayak fall 2013 update click here
Big projects and Little projects,  the Cape Falcon Kayak summer 2013 update here
Unforseen Difficulties,  the Cape Falcon Kayak 2013 spring update.
Rain, the Cape Falcon Kayak fall update.
Food,  the Cape Falcon Kayak 2012 summer update
Flow,  the Cape Falcon Kayak spring update for 2012
Transformation,  Cape Falcon Kayak 2012 winter update.
Farewell September,  Cape Falcon Kayak fall update 2011
Cape Falcon Kayak summer photo update and general purpose apology here
A kayak named 'Sarah McLachlan',  2010 year in review

Trips and Adventures
A Cape Falcon Kayak solstice surf session
A terrestrial adventure,  crossing overland from the ocean to the farm via Onion Peak
Creeking goes coastal,  a trip around the mountain in whitewater kayaks
Happy holidays,  my from-scratch pumpkin pie recipe,  enjoy.
Black Friday Bargain,  Cape Falcon Kayak goes shopping.
Surf, salmon, sunsets, and smiles  paddling with Jeff and Cate from Liquid Fusion Kayaking
Dirk and I head out for a quick morning surf session before he heads back to Newfoundland.
Tandem voyage down the Ozette Coast.
and crash landing the F2 at Arch Cape

Some photos of a Greenland rolling demonstration  click here
I spent a week touring the San Juan islands with friend and traditional skills expert Kiliii Yu. click here
This August myself and Mike Higgins spent a week paddling the Southern Oregon coast.
Happy holidays, check out my adventure of kayaking to thanksgiving dinner  click here
I took with a friend to the desert canyons of Utah to kayak on the Green River
12 hours in a dry suit click here
Paddling with Wally around Cape Falcon click here
A week of paddling with my friend Alec click here
Paddling the Pacific on a cold winter day  click here
Autumn fitness training, gorgeous surf photos   click here
22 mile Oregon Coast training paddle, awesome pics click here
Slots and sea caves click here
Photos from  PC-TIKS surf event held at Manzanita, Oregon click here
My awesome winter paddle day with Rich and Bailey click here
Rich Delong sent me  more photos from Hawaii
Winter attempt to circumnavigate the Big Island click here
Man rolls truck over kayaks, view the damage click here
Skipping work, what I did today instead click here
Salvaging logs by kayak click here

Fish Stories
Catching a huge fall Chinook from my F1 kayak  story here
Hooking up at the bar,  a tale of pursuit.
Whitewater kayak fishing for winter steelhead
Crabs for dinner,  a tale of modern day kayak hunting.

Murder by Kayak, a true story of warm blooded killing  click here
Killer waves and stolen crabs, extreme crabbing shennanigans click here

Class IV the Cape Falcon Kayak whitewater kayaking blog

Traditonal Replica Kayaks
Follow along as I build a Canadian Arctic kayak frame from driftwood with hand tools
Fram Museum # 176 Greenland kayak click here
1935 Sisimuit replica kayak the best Greenland kayak I've ever built.
1926 Sisimuit West Greenland kayak replica click here
early 20th century East Greenland kayak replica click here
New 1931 Greenland replica kayak delivered the old fashioned way  click here
Mid 20th century West Greenland replica click here
1850s  Aleutian double kayak  click here
1834 West Greenland kayak replica and great surf photos click here
It is a shame that most people only know about Greenland kayaks, here is a page crafted by kayak historian Harvey Golden.  It shows the broad diversity of traditional arctic kayaks.  click here

Modern Kayaks
A few quick photos of a kayak design I've been working on for the last couple years here
Introducing the F2 tandem kayak,   F2 Design Page
Read about my new kayak design for 2008 the F1
modified fiberglass squirt boat  The Vulcan surf project
Testing my longer sea kayak design, the L.P.B.   click here

Other types of boats

Adirondack Guide Boat version 2.0.   Check out the newest boats here

The lightweight of a kayak, the speed of a canoe, the skin-on-frame Adirondack guide boat!
Photo documentary of voyaging my row/sail boat in the Sea of Cortez click here
To see this boat being built click here
Outrigger sailing canoe click here
The Blue Canoe click here
The experimental boat click here

Beginners guide to using a Greenland Kayak here
A guide that I put together to introduce students and customers to using the F1.
New!  a quick guide to choosing the right kayak for your needs click here
a different seat for the F1
foam thigh hooks
Ted's anti-pop footbrace solution
adding a rub strip
installing a back band
installing deck lines
how to skin a kayak
Davids' foot pedals

  Sustainable Architecture
Come for a class and rent the Japanese Forest House
The finally finished R-evolution Gardens Bath House.