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  skin on frame
  Posted by: willowleaf on Sep-18-12 12:22 PM (EST)

-- Last Updated: Sep-18-12 12:31 PM EST --

You may want to consider a skin on frame kayak. These are all handbuilt and there are numerous small makers as well as often home-built ones for sale by folks who have made their own. I have an 18' SOF that weghs a mere 31 lbs so a more modest size SOF is often under 25 lbs.

A good intro to SOFs is builder Brian Schulz's blog:

Ypu can build your own through instructional classes or free design bt Tom Yost:

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