Ever since we started building kayaks, and especially since we started building the skin-on-frame boats, I've been hankerin' to try a Greenland-style boat. I've been working from the Robert Morris book, Building Skin-on-Frame Boats, and by rights probably should have started with a full on Greenland kayak, but decided to go with the 'Recovery' kayak instead. Though the explanations are more complete for this boat, I figured I had enough experience from all our other building to skip to this boat. After all, I already have a sea kayak, even if it is a bit of a pig.
During the fall, I managed to get this far - all the ribs are bent and in place, and the masik (the deck beam in front of the cockpit) is laminated and installed.
The ribs are a more precise operation than on our canoes, as they have to be the correct length before they get steamed, so they will fit in the mortises just so.
Getting ready to laminate the cockpit rim. 1/10th inch strips of ash, and a particleboard from to clamp them to.