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Old 05-25-2008, 08:10 PM
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Wooden Kayaks and Performance

I curious of What other people thought about the performance of wooden kayaks. I have a Chesapeak 17 that built myself from a kit. It weighs 40 pounds, 17 feet long, and tacks very well.

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Old 05-25-2008, 08:18 PM
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Very nice! My dad has been thinking of building a wooden kayak, but I don't think he's quite ready NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:32 PM
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Kayak

Wooden Kayaks are relativly easy to build. I'm only 15 and I did 75% while my Dad did the other 25%. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-25-2008, 08:47 PM
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I'm amazed at how light the wooden kayaks are for their size. I have an 11.5 foot polyethylene Oldt NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 05-30-2008, 10:55 AM
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wooden boats are amazing, and with modern resins, fabrics, and laminate technology, I think in many NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:28 PM
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Being that wooden boats are rigid and light, they should perform the same or better than fiberglass/ NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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This topic hasn't seen any posts for quite some time and I'm new so here goes. I've built a 17 foot NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:04 AM
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i've wanted to build a pirogue for quite some time now... this is just further motivation. NOTE: The remainder of this post can be read by logging in. For free PBF membership click here
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