I reduced the form size to 95%, giving a final beam of 520mm; and placed the forms at 320mm spacing giving an intended length of 5.185 metres (17’). By reducing the forms to 95% the deck was also lowered – now 200 mm to top rear of cockpit rim and 250mm under the front deck and the finished length is 5.1 m (16’9”). The deck is a custom strip build, glassed inside and out. The cockpit riser is laminated from 4 strips at 2.5 mm thick, using the deck as a former.
Weight is 17.7 kg before decklines and backrest (foam) are fitted.
I’ll send more comments when we have used it some more.
Thank you Nick and Chris for your time and generosity in producing these kayaks. Excellent work.