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Freedom 15
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Freedom 15-4 Study Plans



Freedom 15-4

plywood kayak

This kayak is designed to a be a simple-to-build, yet functional recreational/light touring kayak to get you on the water quickly. Done properly in wood, this kayak will provide many hours of enjoyable paddling and the Freedom from ugly, mass produced plastic boats.

Stitch and glue kayak

The Freedom Kayak is ideal to paddle in calm to moderately windy and/or choppy conditions, for camping trips up to 5 days, casual paddling, recreational fishing, etc. It can easily swallow all the gear you see below with room to spare.

Kayak camping

The hull will be stable and be comfortable for a novice paddler to relax and stroke with ease. Generous flare will help slice through waves and reduce rocking motion. While the Freedom is not an outright touring kayak, it is much faster than a plastic recreational kayaks.


Overall Length


Cockpit Size

18.5" x 46"
.47m x 1.1m
Max. Beam
71 cm
Height at bow/mid/stern
35.5/28/28 cm
Recommended total weight on board
150-350 lbs
68-159 k
Estimated weight*
45-55 lbs.
20-25 k.

*Weight of hull: Hull weight will depend on chosen build options and skill of the builder.

wooden kayak


Always wear your Personal Floatation Device!

Bill of Materials


4 sheets total

Epoxy Resin (With 15% waste factor)

1.5 gallons

Fiberglass Tape: 100 yards
Wood Flour 1 quart
This BOM is for a basic hull. Click here all build options and a downloadable BOM.



Cost to build range from about $350 for a basic hull and up $1000 for an ultra light weight version.

The Freedom Kayak is easy enough for a beginner builder to draw and cut them selves. A builder who chooses to draw and cut out all the panels by hand can save around $200 over the cost of CNC cut kit.

However, if you want the best materials and they are not available in your local area, then the precut kit might be worth considering.


The hull will required about 55-65 hours to complete. You can save about 10-15 hours with a precut kit. These times are rough estimates and will vary according to the skill of the builder. Please note these are "hands on" hours and do not include the time waiting for epoxy to cure.

Visit our Customer Service Forum to ask questions or see what others are saying about this design.

A careful first time builder could build this kayak with good results.
Plans Packing List:
  • Simple to follow, detailed drawings of each part with all dimensions required to layout and cut from flat plywood sheets.
  • Nesting drawings for the best plywood layout with all panels clearly labeled.
  • Drawings list
    • Plan and Profile
    • Nesting
    • Panel Drawings on A size paper (11" x 17")
    • Frames and Bulkheads
    • Quality Assurance Drawings
  • Specific and highly detailed building manual for this boat. 38 pages in all!
  • Bill Of Materials.




Price: $59.00

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