The video has the majority of the information you will need to get the job done. I’m doing this post now to answer some of the frequently asked questions about the construction process:
Q: How do you make the first layer of newspaper stick to the cardboard?
A: First, I brushed a coat of varnish on the cardboard. Then I place pieces of newspaper on the hull, making sure there are no bubbles or wrinkles. Once that is dry, I apply a coat of varnish on top of the newspaper and repeat the process. Once I have as many layers of newspaper as I desire, then I finish it off with two or three more coats of varnish.
Q: What kind of varnish did you use?
Q: Where do I find water activated paper tape?
A: Here is a link to some on Amazon. If this item is no longer available, do a search on Amazon for “water activated tape”, and you should find plenty of options.
Q: How do you make the paddle?
A: I didn’t! This part wasn’t cardboard. I bought a kayak paddle like this one.
This post may be updated in the future as more questions are posted in the video comments.