Build a surf kayak?
Posted by: old_user on May-10-06 9:12 PM (EST) Category: unassigned
Would it theoretically be possible to design and build a strip built kayak for the surf? I know that this concept wouldn't really work in WW because it would get beat into.. well.. toothpicks or something, but could it be possible for the surf? Would buoyancy be a problem due to its size? I was thinking something around 8 feet, with a hull design similar to a Dagger GT 8.1. Possible? Please give me your thoughts.. or if it isn't possible let me know and I'll try to move on to the next crazy idea...
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Posted by: seadart on May-10-06 10:45 PM (EST)
Check this out!|
Posted by: holmes375 on May-10-06 10:54 PM (EST)
Posted by: c2g on May-10-06 11:14 PM (EST)
Nick Schade from Guillemot built a prototype surf kayak a year or so ago, but was stitch-and-glue, not cedarstrip. He doesn't have the plans available yet, but there is some information on his website at http://www.guillemot-kayaks.com/guillemot/MT
A Stripped Built Can Be Done|
Posted by: sing on May-11-06 5:06 AM (EST)
wooden surf kayak|
Posted by: old_user on May-11-06 8:05 AM (EST)
the guy that did the woodyski also has a wood surf kayak:
You can build a cedar strip|
Posted by: DonG on May-11-06 9:40 AM (EST)
kayak to be anything you want. I just built an exact replica of my skin on frame kayak and it was pretty easy. Make internal forms attached to a strongback and let your imagination build a kayak to suite your needs. You can use another proven kayak as a model and make changes to it as you would like. Cedar is really easy to work with. If you want you can take a look at the building proccess I used to copy my skin on frame kayak.
Posted by: seadart on May-11-06 11:28 AM (EST)
I don't do a lot of wood working. I've made some musical instruments and cedar tops have really nice lively tone but they are very fragile. Also trying to build stuff for decorative purposes it seems to split when you don't want it to?
Don't think of it as cedar,|
Posted by: angstrom on May-11-06 11:50 AM (EST)
think of it as "wood-core composite" If you encpsulate a strip hull in S-glass and epoxy the wood isn't going anywhere.
Tough as you want!|
Posted by: Franknc on May-11-06 1:09 PM (EST)
You can do it. Pick a design you like an build it. You can make it super tough but that will also make it super heavy. There is no need for 9 layaers of kevlar unless you trying to build the ultimate white water bombproof expedition boat.
Posted by: old_user on May-12-06 2:14 PM (EST)
speek of coincindence, there is a surfyak wooden kayak for sale for $250 on www.boatertalk.com under gear swap in surf kayak section
thanks... one more ?|
Posted by: old_user on May-24-06 6:23 PM (EST)
Build a surf kayak?|
Posted by: old_user on Apr-01-09 10:01 AM (EST)
I built a Cedar strip surf kayak, wheighs 22 pounds and surfs great, you can see pictures posted on kayaksurf.net here is a link.