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Sea Island Sport
I originally designed this stitch and glue sit on top for a friend with muscular dystrophy. Although a still a strong paddler, he has difficulty getting in and out of a closed deck kayak. I wanted a wooden sit on top kayak design that performed well and was relatively easy to build. This design has sponsons above the waterline which provide a lot of stability while still allowing an efficient shape. The cockpit is completely self bailing so any water that does find its way in will drain directly out.
This design is fast and efficient for a boat its length. With the sponsons it is also quite stable. This is a straight tracking boat, if you stop paddling you will keep on going the same direction.
Full sized kayak plans to build your own wood Sea Island Sport sit on top kayak. These full size plans include patterns for all the plywood panels and forms needed to build a stitch and glue kayak.
These plans are created by Chesapeake Light Craft based on my design. The plans include instructions published by Chesapeake Light Craft.