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by David W. Zimmerly

This book documents the construction of a Bering Sea style-kayak made in the community of Hooper Bay, Alaska in October and November 1976 under the direction of Dick Bunyan. Written as journal entries, the text details construction from the initial splitting of the wood to the final fitting of the cockpit lashings. Each step is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and line drawings. The author has also included detailed measurements of the kayak, a glossary of Yupik terms, and descriptions and drawings of kayak accessories. 2 000.   107 pages, 84 figures, 89 photographs, 1 map, 3 appendices.  Second addition.  ISBN 0-660-17511-8

This book is the second edition of Hooper Bay Kayak Construction, first printed in 1979.

Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Résumé
  • List of Figures
  • List of Maps
  • Guide to Pronunciation
  • Kayak Terminology
  • Anthropometric Measurements
  • Kayak Construction in Hooper Bay, Alaska
  • Spring Seal Hunting: A Portfolio of Photographs
  • Notes on Constructing a Reproduction Hooper Bay Kayak
  • Hooper Bay Kayak Lines and Parts Drawings
  • Appendix 1 -- Kayak Sled
  • Appendix 2 -- Adze
  • Appendix 3 -- Carving Knife
  • References Cited
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