This boat has a comfortable feel to it. The length gives an incredibly calm unhurried impression even when the boat is moving at top speed. The beam of 28.5" provides room for cargo and gives a stability that makes kayaking in any weather comfortable. Moderate flare above the waterline will increase the stability as the boat heels. Two water tight compartments with access only by deck hatches provide enough flotation to keep the boat afloat in the event of a capsize.
It says it in the name, this is a reliable boat that will serve you well crossing a lake or venturing to an offshore island. It is comfortable, stable and efficient.
Included in the Plans:
- Six 24" x 36" [61cm x 91cm] Drawing Pages including: An overall drawing, a full size form or mold station drawings showing all the sectional forms and the end/stem forms. One half of each mold station is provided. You will trace one side on your form material and then flip over the pattern and trace the other side. Patterns for the cockpit and hatches included.
- Building a Fine Wood Strip Kayak: This 33 page illustrated booklet was written by Ted Moores for his classes at WoodenBoat School. It describes his process for building a wood strip kayak.
- KayakCraft - Ted Moore's in depth book on building fine wood strip kayak. It provides all the information you need to build a kayak using the Bear Mountain Boats method.
Designed by Steve Killing for Bear Mountain Boats.