Thursday, January 30, 2014

Custom Kayak Build Complete

Here she is the finished product. 143 man hours of design and construction and a few nuts and bolts later.

The kayak weighed in right at 50lbs with everything.  Not too shabby for a plywood kayak with 4 hatches, 3 watertight bulkheads and a built in rudder.

She has a carbon fiber foot brace with integrated rudder pedals, Sea-Lect hatches and a glove compartment on the fore deck. According to her new owner she is agile, fast, well balanced and a delight to paddle. Here are some pictures of the final assembly.