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How Should I React to Zegul/Tahe Baidarka?

Something Awfully Familiar

A few months back I saw an image on Facebook that looked familiar. It was an early rendering of the Tahe/Zegul Marine "Baidarka":Tahe Baidarka

Aleut Baidarka Offsets - Free Kayak Plans

Free boat plans for building a strip-built baidarka style sea kayak

Baidarka profile

Aleutesque - in a wave

Aleutesque - in a wave

The Aleutesque is quite low volume so it will pierce into a wave but has enough buoyancy to lift out quickly and keep moving without getting bogged down.

Aleutesque

Aleutesque

The Aleutesque is a modern designed based loosely on Aleut Baidarka skin-on-frame kayaks.

Aleutesque - bow at 6 knots

Aleutesque - bow at 6 knots

The fine entry of the Aleutesque permits an exceptionally smooth slicing throught the water.

Aleutesque - stern at 6 knots

Aleutesque - stern at 6 knots

The Aleutesque is loosely based on Aleut Baidarka designs. The stern creates an effectively longer waterline for efficient top speed.

Baidarka

The word "baidarka" is actually a Russian word. It is the diminutive form of "baidar" which means "boat" so "baidarka" means "small boat". In modern use in the United States, it has come to mean a skin on frame kayak of the type made by the Aleut peoples of Alaska. This usage probably stems from George Dyson's excellent book by that name Baidarka.