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People love to create and work with their hands. Building a fullsize Geodesic Airolite Boat is a lot like building a model, only you get to really enjoy it when you're done. Please see our customer comments to get a better feel for the boat building experience. See our selection guide for help in chosing a design.
 
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  Arrow 14 - Double blade canoe that thinks it’s a kayak - for one or two.
Weight: 19.5 lbs, Capacity: 300 lbs, Est. build time: 40-60 hrs.
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  Black Fly 8 - Nordic pram yacht tender.
Weight: 28 lbs, Capacity: 475 lbs, Est build time: 125 hrs.
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  Blivit 13 - Fast & able sailer
Weight: 60 lbs, Capacity: 700, Sail area: 73 sq. ft., Est. build time: 200 hrs.
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  Car-Topper 9 - A large, stable, rowboat.
Weight: 37 lbs, Capacity: 500 lbs, Est. build time: 100 hrs.
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  Classic 10 - A handsome, full-bodied dinghy.
Weight: 27 lbs, Capacity: 500 lbs, Est. build time: 140 hrs.
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  Classic 12 - A popular, ultra light boat, styled after the New York Whitehalls.
Weight: 30 lbs, Capacity: 600 lbs, Est. build time: 150 hrs.
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  Classic 14 - A longer version of the Classic 12.
Weight: 54 lbs, Capacity: 700 lbs, Est. build time: 170 hrs.
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  Cricket 12 - Traditional styled, decked sailing dinghy.
Weight: 67-75 lbs, Capacity: 700 lbs, Sail area: 70 sq. ft., Est. build time: 250 hrs.
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  Ebenezer 11 - Larger than the Whitehall Jr.
Weight: 28 lbs, Capacity: 350 lbs, Est build time: 80-100 hrs.
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  Nimrod 12 - Popular, Stable flat-bottomed solo canoe.
Weight: 14 lbs, Capacity: 250 lbs, Est. build time: 30-60 hrs.
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  Rob Roy 14 - Cruising kayak for lakes and rivers.
Weight: 20-25 lbs, Capacity: 300 lbs, Est. build time: 120 hrs.
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  Sheepscot Shell SS-17 - Can be paddled, rowed, or sailed.
Weight: 46 lbs, Capacity: 400 lbs, Est. build time: 100 hrs.
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  SnowShoe Lassie - Small solo canoe, styled after Rushton "Wee Lassie"
Weight: 12 lbs, Capacity: 150-175 lbs, Est. build time: 30-40 hrs.
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  SnowShoe 12 - Solo canoe, styled after Rushton "Wee Lassie"
Weight: 13 lbs, Capacity: 175-190 lbs, Est. build time: 30-50 hrs.
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  SnowShoe 14 - Performance oriented canoe for one or two persons.
Weight: 20 lbs, Capacity: 400 lbs, Est. build time: 40-60 hrs.
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  SnowShoe Explorer 14 - A sturdy cruising canoe, ideal for a trip.
Weight: 30 lbs, Capacity: 450 lbs, Est. build time: 70 hrs.
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  SnowShoe 16 - Great performance to carry a large load. An ideal platform for a sliding seat rowing rig.
Weight: 32 lbs, Capacity: 500 lbs, Est. build time: 70-90 hrs.
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  SnowShoe Traveler 18 - Similar to the SnowShoe 16 but larger.
Weight: 35 lbs, Capacity: 600 lbs, Est. build time: 100 hrs.
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  Sweet Pea - Outrageously small and lightweight boat.
Weight: 8 lbs, Capacity: 150 lbs, Est. build time: 20-30 hrs.
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  Sweet Pea Mark 2 - Just a longer version of the versatile Sweet Pea.
Weight: 10 lbs, Capacity: 180 lbs, Est. build time: 30-50 hrs.
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  Toy Whitehall - Cute project for a teenager with serious boat building aspirations.
Weight: 12 lbs, Capacity: 170 lbs, Est. build time: 60-80 hrs.
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  Westport Dinghy 8 - 29 Lb Stow aboard yacht tender.
Weight: 20 lbs, Capacity: 450 lbs, Est. build time: 120 hrs.
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  Whitehall Jr. - Handsome ultra light rowing skiff with classic lines.
Weight: 20 lbs, Capacity: 300 lbs, Est. build time: 80-100 hrs.
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Thank you for your interest in lightweight self-build boats. Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for answers to general questions and use our selection & comparison guide to help chose among designs.
 
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