DIY Kayak Ergometer Plans now available!

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I recently completed the instructional video on how to build your own kayak ergometer from a Nordic Track ski machine. The plans and part list for this new, more compact design are available at the link below for $20 as I promised on Jan. 16, 2018:

And here is the final result:

Once you purchase, I’ll send you an email with links to the parts list and instructional video.

I’m the same guy who built and shared the original design online in 2013 and since then I’ve gone through several iterations of the design to get it as short and smooth as possible.

You will find other such DIY ergometers online but many of them are very long and look like they have bed frames attached to the front of the device which causes ropes to rub, require a lot of space, and are not really portable.

These plans assume you will be able to obtain an older style Nordic Track ski machine made from a wooden frame as you will be using some of the mechanical and wooden parts from it.  You might want to check on local availability first, but this video will also offer tips on how to get one for a great price or even free.

The device can be built with either the square legs or the rounded ones and the video discusses both approaches.

Don’t be fooled.  Buy the video plans from the original designer!

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Thank you!
Dave

Be sure to allow email from dave (at} cvillepaddlers.com.

Buy the parts list and video plans now for $20 USD
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The device can be built with either the square legs or the rounded ones and the video discusses both approaches.

19 thoughts on “DIY Kayak Ergometer Plans now available!

    1. Dianne, Your email address was indeed captured and came through via PayPal and your ordered was just processed. Thank you so much! Please let me know if there is any problem with the email or the instructional video. Happy indoor paddling! Dave

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      1. The youtube video shows a device with a rounded bottom for balance training. It does not look like this one has that so I am confused as the link in the youtube video brought me here.

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      2. I am looking on craigslist for a Nordic Track ski machine there are many of them. How do I know which will work? Is there a list of models somewhere that have the correct parts? Is there a sticker on the Nordic Track ski machines that will help with this?

        Thanks,

        Jeff

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  1. Hey Dave. The foot position you use for your Kayak Ergometer has your feet almost touching together – looks like a surf ski type position to me. I paddle sea kayaks and my feet are more widely spread. What modification would I have to make to the ergometer to accommodate a wider foot spread? It seems that wider foot board might interfere with the ropes.

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      1. I want to do the same mod. However, It seems if you make the foot rest wider the ropes from the paddle will hit the foot rest. Wich seems to imply the entire rope path needs to be wider?

        Thanks,

        Jeff

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  2. Hi,
    I purchased your plans a while back. I live in Ireland and well no one in Ireland seems to know what a nordic track thingy is and getting a second hand one seems impossible. We don’t do skiing in Ireland. Can you help me out I am not the most technical but I am willing to try anything because I really want this machine.

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