|Project by bushmaster||posted 08-30-2016 05:26 AM||1831 views||5 times favorited||24 comments|
I have wanted to post these kayaks that I built a number of years ago as it may be of interest to some of you. The first one that I built was from a plan but the biadarka i built from pictures. It is my favorite and very easy to paddle. The basic design is a native design from Alaska. The construction pictures where taken by a friend as I did not have a digital camera, he moved away a number of years ago. I have several Greenland designs framed up and just waiting to be covered. I should have taken a picture of one of them but am away from home now for two months so will show you a few pictures of these. One reason I like thes kayaks is the are very light, strong, quick to build and very inexpensive. less than two hundred dollars. Strong, I didn’t tie the first one I build down properly, it came off the roof and did a loop in the air and landed on its nose one the pavement with a crash and flipped into the ditch with a crash. I thought that was the end of that kayak, went back to pick up the pieces but couldn’t find anything wrong with it. There is kevlar strand reinforceing it with two layers of aircraft fabric.
Here is a few pictures of the inside.
VIDEO LINK https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhvJD4Xd5r0
Inside the storage compartments
One person can pick it up to load it on top of a car, lighter than kevlar.
And of course one needs a homemade paddle.
These pictures where taken a a lake a mile from my home, sign is in the shape of a shield the the natives on the west coast made from natural copper ore. the could be traded as money
Comments appreciated and if anyone is interested I can provide you with the information to build one of these. I would like to build another and post a blog, so many things I would like to do, retired and no time.
-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia