Saturday, January 1, 2011

Two New Kayaks

Over the last month or so, students built two new boats.  These turned out quite nice. Both are baidarka variants, that is, inspired by an Aleut kayak design.

Christian's boat in the foreground and Diane's boat in the background.

This is Diane's boat, all of 10 feet long.

Diane's boat again from a different angle. Christian's boat in the foreground.

A view of the inside of Christian's boat with all the ribs in place.

 Christian with the completed frame, 15 feet long.

 Christian's boat with the skin on.

Diane wants to be able to sail her boat down the road so we put in a mast step.  The round dowel is a temporary stand-in for the mast.  Diane was opting for linen lashings.

Diane's boat with its skin on.

Closeup on the nose.

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