Step One

Here you see the two pieces of plywood that make the bottom section of the hull of both kayaks (actually each piece of plywood is comprised of three pieces joined together with a scarf joint to obtain the seventeen and a half feet of length. You can see the epoxy glueline at the mid section.). The boat bottom on the left is already wired together along the keel line, whereas the one on the right is still separated and lying flat. You can see the amount of curvature that the keel line has. There's not a lot of rocker, which makes them great for tracking but terrible for maneuvering in the surf. By stacking the plywood when forming the curve gave both boats identical keel lines. Are you getting excited about building your own yet?


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