I started to
build this skin on frame West Greenland kayak in the winter of 1999,
finishing in late spring of 2000 (about 4 months to complete). The construction technique consists of pegging and lashing
gunnels, deck beams, ribs, chines and a keel together to form a skeleton
that will accept a polyester skin. The basic construction was not overly
complicated, but required solving several “problems” along the way.
boat has a relatively low amount of initial stability, but does exhibit
fair secondary stability. At speed the kayak cruises effortlessly with no
pull to either side. Rolling and other maneuvers are very easy to execute.
This is an extremely low volume, tight fitting performance boat; the specs
are as follows: Length - 17’1”, width - 19.875”, fore deck height -
8.75“, aft deck height - 4.75“, freeboard - .375”, and weight
(estimate) 30-35 lbs. If you would like to try this kayak (providing you
fit) or have any questions, contact Dean at email@example.com