This blog is about various boat and environment related topics that I care to comment on. First and foremost, this blog is about skin on frame boats, their construction and use, as well as paddle and other stuff related to skin boat use.
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Woman - Dog Boat
Inka Petersen launched her two hatch baidarka yesterday. One hatch was for her, the other for her dog, Rosie. The boat was a bit of a challenge to design since its volume was fairly small - total length 15 feet by 22 inches wide. With low free board, proper trim becomes more important. So we launched the boat. I will let the pictures tell the story.
The boat empty. Trim good.
The boat minus Rosie. Needs ballast.
The boat with Rosie in the dog seat. Trim pretty good.
Actually, part of what contributed to the trim inequity was that none of the seams had been sealed yet and the boat was taking on water fast and heading for the stern. Still, we all were happy, christened the boat with some Anchor Steam, a local SF brew. I was hoping for some Alaskan Amber but the supermarket wasn't handling it. Plus I got a swim in.