Whats included in a kit?

Wood Duck 12 Kit

Here at Denman Marine there are a few different options for your future project. We can supply plans and manual packages for most designs listed on our website, full kits or wood only kits to suit your requirements.

Please note; all our kits do not include any tools, consumables, paddles, oars, or topcoat (e.g. Paint system, Varnish, etc.). You will need your own tools and will find information in the build manual regarding required and additional tools you may like to have available for your project. Consumables like sand paper, brushes, rollers and thinners will need to be sourced yourself from a local hardware store. Please ensure your topcoat of choice is marine grade and UV resistant.

All fasteners supplied are 316 Stainless Steel and the supplied epoxy is West System. We have found using West System epoxy gives us the best results in boats constructed here at Denman Marine. Your kit will also include an information booklet with helpful tips on using epoxy to its best. 

Timbers commonly used are Meranti, Western Red Cedar, Hoop Pine or Blackwood. 

Plans and manual packages

When you purchase a set of plans and manual you can expect to receive a bundle of plans and a detailed build manual. Depending on the design you may receive full size plans, these are printed on long rolls of paper with full size templates for parts like planks, bulkheads and deck parts. The plans may also be printed on A2 paper with details of how your boat will fit together. Even the A2 plans often include full size templates for some of the smaller components. The number of sheets of plans you will receive will depend on the design.

The build manual will again vary in size depending on the design. These are printed in black and white on A4 paper, ring bound with a hard cover. The manuals have been put together to a very high standard with many detailed pictures and instructions that will guide you through the build process. They also include details on tools and materials, as well as tips and tricks to get the best results from your project.

The plans and manuals are exactly what you would receive from CLC USA and license you to build a single boat. Subsequent builds will cost the same as a plans and manual package, less shipping.

Base kit

Base kits most often apply to designs that can be built in different ways or to different stages and include the vast majority of components and materials required for you to finish the base version of a design. For example; the base kit for the Eastport Pram will contain everything you need to complete a rowing version of the kit. You may also wish to purchase its sailing components in addition to the Eastport Pram base kit in order to construct a sailing version of this design. An individual kits page will contain further details about what is included in its base kit, however it will most often include the following (exceptions apply);

- Computer-cut marine plywood parts
- Solid timber components
- Copper wire
- 316 Stainless Steel fasteners
- West System epoxy resin, hardener and fillers
- Fiberglass
- Printed B&W copy of the assembly manual
- Other hardware (e.g. rowlock horns and sockets)

Full kit

A full kit is very similar to a base kit however it most often applies to kayak, rowing, canoes and Paddle Board designs and will get you all the materials required for you to finish the project. This includes everything you would get in the base kit but also all other specific hardware for the design chosen. The other components shipped to you depend on the design ordered. Kayak designs will usually include the foam seat, rapid pulse back band, keepers foot rests and deck rigging. Rowing kits contain a set of rowlocks and horns, but will not come with any oars or sailing components which can be ordered separately.

Wood only kits

Some customers may find they are only interested in the CNC cut plywood components, utilising the accuracy and speed offered by the cutting technology. Wood only kits include the CNC cut parts, any solid timber parts like sheer clamps or rub rails, and a manual. 

Here at Denman Marine we are able to produce kits to an equally high standard, matching that of CLC USA. A lot of our materials used are similar if not the same and will allow each customer to produce a beautiful, light weight, long lasting craft. As each design is different, the components shipped to you will vary. Feel free to get in touch to find out exactly what's included in your future kit.

Denman Marine specialises in custom wooden boat building and repair. We utilise both traditional methods such as carvel or clinker and modern methods such as strip planking, cold molding or clinker plywood.

We can custom build to any design - for example those by Iain Oughtred, David Payne, Paul Gartside, John Welsford, Mark Bowdidge, Francois Vivier, Atkin , Bolger B&B etc.

We are sole Australian agents for Swallow Boats(UK) including the BayRaider, the Australian importer and re-seller of the world renowned Bruynzeel BS1088 Gaboon Marine Plywood (Lloyds certified), Barton Marine products (UK) and Chesapeake Light Craft (USA). 

Denman Marine Pty Ltd ATF | ABN: 54779786053 | 2888 Channel Highway Kettering, Tasmania 7155