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LAUGHING LOON FIRESTAR CEDAR STRIP KAYAK KIT

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CANOE STRIP BUNDLE RED CEDAR 17-18' X 64 PCS 1
EXTRA CEDAR STRIPS 1/2" 12' + L 5
Titebond 3 Ultimate Wood Glue 32 Oz 1
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Mini Pump Set For Group A B C 1
6oz X 38" Cloth 15
6OZ X 2" TAPE 15
Creature Comfort Seat - Highback 1
YAKIMA 14.5" FOOTBRACE RAIL (PR) 1
Yakima Touring Mounting Hardware (4 Ea) 1
YAKIMA TOURING FOOTPAD (PR) 1
YAKIMA 14.5" TOURING FOOTBRACE TRACK (PR) 1
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ASH STEMS 1/4" x 7/8" x 48" - 6 PCS 1
Curved Tip Syringe 12cc 1
Latex Gloves 5 Pairs 1
1 Qt. Mix N Measure Container W / Ratios 2
R195 Phenolic Core Foam Roller 7" 5
603 Resin Brush 1" 2
603 Resin Brush 2" 2
603 Resin Brush 3" 1
3m Gold 9" X 11" 80b 4
3m Gold 9" X 11" 120b 4
3m Gold 9" X 11" 180b 4
3m Gold 9" X 11" 240b 4
PLASTIC SQUEEGES (YELLOW 3X5) 1
BRASS STEM BAND 3/32" X 3/8" 8
Brass Flat Head #4 X 3/4" 20
Brass Eye Bolt 5/16" X 1-7/8" 1
Onyx Brush 2.5" 1
Minicell Seat Pad 3/4" X 24" X 24" 1



The Following courtesy of Rob Macks, Designer,

Fire Star© is a smaller version of my very popular North Star design.

Fire Star is 17 feet long and 21 inches wide. Finished weight approximately. 35 lbs.

It shares all the great features and speed of the North Star in a smaller size suited to the paddler in the 120 to 220 pound weight range

The unique features of the baidarka are: The split or bifurcated bow. The lower half is a cutwater, parting the waves for a smooth flow of water over the hull. This lower vertical edge also improves tracking as it slices into waves keeping the bow from being deflected by winds.The upper half of the bow flares outward. Waves hitting this surface create lift and coupled with the great volume of the forward hull, lift the kayak over waves. The bow makes a smooth transition into a highly rocker keel accounting for 1/3 of the fore hull. This rocker coupled with the design of the bow make the baidarka style an incredibly great kayak for surfing waves.

The volume of the stern is carried backward and is truncated, then sweeps into a fixed rudder. The rudder makes tracking excellent. The swept sides of the rudder create a surface that is an asset in surfing. One of the hardest parts of surfing is catching the wave. The surfaces of the rudder get a push from braking waves to help you catch the wave.

As a kayaker paddles faster hulls with a fine or pointed stern will squat in the depression created by the stern waves. The high volume of the baidarka style stern, keeps it high in the water increasing speed . Also this truncated stern sends hull waves farther back as speed increases, forcing the waves to act as they would on a boat with a longer water line, increasing speed.

The baidarka hull is"fish form"(the widest part of the hull is forward of center) said to be the most efficient design for speed. Fire Star has moderate primary stability. The high volume of the hull produces incredibly high secondary stability. The features of the bow and stern combine with the shape of the hull, to produce very fast (easy to paddle) kayak, designed to handle rough seas with ease. The Fire Star has high volume making this an outstanding kayak with roomy cockpit and storage capacity for extended camping trips.

The difference between the Fire Star and the Shooting Star is that the Fire Star is a reduced scale North Star, so it has a fairly high volume, where the Shooting Star is not a reduced scale North star but a different hull with lower volume.

So if you are 150 to 220 pounds the Fire Star will give you leg room and storage for week- trips.

If you are 100 to 200 pounds the Shooting Star will be a good all round kayak for someone at the lower weight range or a good day boat for someone at the the higher end of that weight range.

Design Specs:

Length: 17’
Beam: 21”
Hull Weight: 35 lbs
Max Payload: 275 lbs
Paddler Weight: 120 - 220 lbs


About our Cedar Strip Kits

Noah’s has been supplying canoe and kayak kits for over 25 years. Our kits include absolutely everything to build yourself a beautiful cedar strip canoe or kayak. Included in the kits are all the items shown below (quantities will vary based on the design - see the kit listing above to view the actual quantities supplied in the kit.)

  • Building Instruction Book - either Canoecraft, Kayak Craft or Strip built Sea Kayak.
  • Full Size set of Building Plans.
  • Full Length Western Red Cedar Bead & Cove strips.
  • Epoxy - Either MAS, System 3, WEST or EAST System epoxy with measuring pumps.
  • Premium fiberglass cloth, rolled on a tube to cover the inside & outside of your canoe or kayak.
  • Full Length Ash Gunwales for Canoes or Ash Rub rails for Kayaks.
  • Sheer clamps (kayaks - if required.)
  • Cockpit coaming materials (either Okoume or Cedar Strips.)
  • Brass Stem Bands with brass mounting screws.
  • Brass Eye bolts.
  • Ash Deck Blanks (for Canoes.)
  • Ash Cane Seats, one small one large and seat hanging kit (for Canoes.)
  • Ash Stems - precut 1/4" x 3/4" x appropriate length.
  • Custom molded seat, backrest and knee pads in minicell foam (for Kayaks.)
  • 3" Minicell foam for bulkheads, with adhesive to attach them.
  • Hatch Cover kits (if your design has hatches) and Tie down kits.
  • Ash Sculpted (Dished) Yoke and hardware (for Canoes.)
  • Premium Epifanes Yacht Varnish with a high quality bristle Varnish Brush.
  • Premium 3M Sandpaper (4 pcs of 80, 120, 180 & 240 grit.)
  • Dural Marine Glue to glue the strips together along with a small curved tip syringe to apply the glue.
  • Plastic measuring & mixing containers.
  • Metal paint tray & 7" roller handle.
  • 5 Epoxy resistant 7" low pile foam rollers & 5 Natural bristle disposable Epoxy brushes.
  • Plastic Squeege for applying the epoxy on the fiberglass.




Additions and Substitutions

We can substitute any of the items listed above with any item in our catalog, some examples:

  • Add CNC Cut station molds to any kit.
  • Don’t like Ash? Go with Cherry or even Walnut to finish your craft.
  • Any type of epoxy is available with your kit.
  • Already have something in the kit? We’ll subtract it and adjust the price.

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