Pictured above are four Nikumi Baidarka’s, one Sea Bee, and one Sea Ranger built in a class sponsored by the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club (YPRC) and taught by Jack Gilman in Yonkers, New York. Below is a two part video by Duncan Raymond of the Nikumi Baidarka’s and a paddle being built at the YPRC last winter.
Made by Hand, Baidarka’s on the Hudson ( Part 1 of 2)
Made by Hand, Baidarka’s on the Hudson ( Part 2 of 2)
Dave, from Boulder, Colorado has completed a kids kayak based on a traditional Disco Bay design and a Sea Flea. The boat is 10′ X 18″ and weighs 14 lbs. The frame is lashed and glued cedar with a polyester skin coated with rustoleum paint. The coaming is bent ash. It took 4 days, part time, to construct the frame, and about 2 full days to skin and paint it. Total cost was about $63, most of that being the skin and paint.
Shane recently completed a Sea Raider LC, 17.5′ by 20.25″ approx 40 pounds, covered with 18 oz vinyl coated polyester.