Looking to get a strip-built kayak
Posted by: WaterBird on Jun-16-13 7:02 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Length about 14'. No more than 14.5'
Weight 40 lbs or less
To be used on lakes, including for camping
I understand general hull concepts line chines and shallow V, but I don't know where to start choosing a design for a wooden kayak, to be custom built.
Any recommendations for an existing model?
Can plans for a plywood kayak be adapted for strip built?
Kit or not? (I'm not the builder.)
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Chesapeake Light Craft|
Posted by: george4908 on Jun-16-13 11:10 PM (EST)
14' Great Auk|
Posted by: WaterBird on Jun-17-13 10:41 PM (EST)
Thanks for the recommendation. The specs do look about right, but the emphasis on "this is not intended for rough water" makes me wonder about the hull shape, which is not given.
Posted by: george4908 on Jun-17-13 11:59 PM (EST)
Sorry, missed the part about you not being the builder. If I were having one built for me -- and cost were no object -- I would probably start and end with these two guys:
Posted by: angstrom on Jun-18-13 12:07 PM (EST)
How big is the paddler?
Posted by: WaterBird on Jun-18-13 9:08 PM (EST)
Big enough to need a roomy cockpit and 13" depth, but I think the cockpit can be modified. Will be used for camping so 250 lbs or so load capacity is necessary.
Posted by: carldelo on Jun-18-13 10:16 PM (EST)
That Mico Bootlegger does look sexy.|
Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-18-13 11:52 PM (EST)
I'd like to try one.
Posted by: carldelo on Jun-19-13 12:04 AM (EST)
Length 14.0 feet
Hmm, one of those instead of Mini Canak?|
Posted by: Yanoer on Jun-19-13 1:12 AM (EST)
Now, if only I could find one already built to try.
Who is the builder?|
Posted by: LeeG on Jun-18-13 10:33 PM (EST)
If you're paying a few extra $1000 for a built kayak I hope they have done this before. My $.02 is that using S-glass is a minor expense in the big picture but worth it in non cosmetic areas like the interior and hull exterior.
Haven't decided yet|
Posted by: WaterBird on Jun-20-13 7:10 PM (EST)
I have a couple of options. Right now I'm focusing on the design.
Not strip, but S&G...|
Posted by: Kocho on Jun-21-13 6:32 PM (EST)
Posted by: rival51 on Jun-22-13 11:01 PM (EST)
There is some cool kayak design software by Ross Leidy on his site.