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  Look for a used WS Piccolo
  Posted by: pikabike on Mar-24-13 3:13 PM (EST)
 

Discontinued model but some show up on classifieds here and there.

20.5" beam, about 13' long if I remember correctly, very low foredeck (less than 10" high). Lightweight due to small size, but add float bags to the ends (no bulkheads).

Fun and easy to paddle. It's a shame they don't bring it back into production, with sturdy bulkheads added, and some decklines.

You could also build a stitch-and-glue kayak, if the designer is willing to modify the plans/kit for you (ask them). Cost would be about that of a new plastic sea kayak or lower, depending on whether you do kit or plan, and where you live (availability of supplies).

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