Little Laker




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Product Description

A fishing motor canoe that is built over a frame in about 9 days.

The 105 minute DVD shows a Nichols boat being built. David Nichols himself explains and demonstrates each step from the building of the frame to the sanding of the hull.

Plans and DVD

The package includes:


This kit is for those who do not wish to spend time cutting the wood and sourcing the materials. The method of construction has been slightly changed to make it easier to build from pre-cut panels.

This kit is for constructing a clinker style version of the boat.

The kit is constructed in a slightly different way to the manner described in the DVD; thus to avoid confusion the DVD is not included. Unlike with most of our kits the constructor will want to make layout changes to suit fishing equipment etc. so some minor woodworking skill will be an advantage.

Study Manual

This is intended for pre-build study or to help with the decision to purchase the kit. Reading this manual will help you decide whether or not you can build the boat kit. It is the manual that accompanies the kit. It describes all of the techniques that will be used during the build and also a step by step guide to construction. Scale drawings are used throughout as well as photographs of critical jobs.

This is for potential kit-builders only: it does not help with building the boat from plans because the construction method is not the same. This manual does not contain the plans of the panels with the cutting instructions so it is not possible to build the boat from scratch using only this manual.

If, later, you decide to purchase the kit the cost of this printed manual will be deducted from the kit price.