• Don’t wait until spring. If you start now, you will be ready to get on the water as soon as the warm weather arrives.
Building a canoe, kayak or paddleboard takes time. Typically people take several months for a kayak or canoe, and perhaps one month for a paddleboard. However, building times can be significantly shortened if you have someone to help you. There is no extra charge for your helper.
If you are able to work for large blocks of time (e.g. a half or whole day at a time) this will speed things along. Once your woodworking is complete, varnish and paint need at least a week to dry before being the boat can used in the water.
Skateboards have a much shorter build time (about 2 sessions) not including decoration time.