i would like to build a sof kayak---sea kayak---river class1-3---and smaller for grandkids---i have built a cedar canoe with purchased plans---i have looked at the yost site but couldnt figure out the offset stuff---anybody out there that sells the plans so i could build a few this winter----thanks---phil
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Posted by: wavespinner on Oct-22-11 6:21 AM (EST)
One is: http://www.paddlinglight.com/articles/siskiwit-bay-skin-on-frame-sea-kayak-plans/
Posted by: qajaqer2 on Oct-22-11 8:03 AM (EST)
Go to qajaqusa.org. Greenland site with lots of sof info.
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Posted by: old_user on Oct-22-11 8:39 AM (EST)
What don't you understand about the "offset stuff"? I haven't looked at Tom's site in a while (and my connection is too slow and I'm too lazy to do it now), but offsets give you heights/breadths/distances from a datum line. You can create a table of offsets from any scaled line drawing
Posted by: mrmannerz on Oct-22-11 11:38 AM (EST)
The Aleutian Kayak by Wolfgang Brinck
Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-22-11 11:40 AM (EST)
I agree that http://www.qajaqusa.org is the best place for resources and information.
SOF for class 3?|
Posted by: Peter-CA on Oct-22-11 3:00 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Oct-22-11 3:56 PM (EST)
I missed that class 3....
Posted by: jerrysmith on Oct-22-11 8:26 PM (EST)
SOFs are perfect kayaks for large waters, but not suited for WW kayaking.
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Posted by: willowleaf on Oct-23-11 5:45 PM (EST)
Even though they are very tough boats, I would not use an SOF on white water. Most have hard chines -- not what you want in rapids. Brian Schulz (who is probably as bold as anyone in versatile building and usage of SOF's) uses rotomold plastic kayaks for his whitewater outings, which should tell you something.