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Solo microBootlegger

comments (4) March 28th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

GuillemotKayak GuillemotKayak, member
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Mahogany, Carbon Fiber and fiberglass.
a stable, easy to paddle recreational kayak
Carved wooden seat of mahogany with tiger maple accents
Made as a matched pair with a tandem version.
Mahogany, Carbon Fiber and fiberglass. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

Mahogany, Carbon Fiber and fiberglass.

My first iteration of this design was a tandem boat that I based on a 1923 George Crouch designed mahogany speedboat called Baby Bootlegger.

This boat is 14' long by 26" wide. Built of strip-planked, bookmatched mahogany with carbon fiber and fiberglass reinforcement. The strips are 1/8" thick.

I fitted this one out with a carved mahogany and maple seat with carbon fiber reinforced back rest support.

This boat was made as a matched set with a tandem version. All the mahogany came from two flitch-cut consecutive planks.

Plans are available for those who want to build their own.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Solo microBootlegger

posted in: Reader's Gallery, mahogany, kayak, strip built, fiberglass, carbon fiber

Comments (4)

4545 4545 writes: Stan, he provided a link next to "my own design," though it does not stand out--here it is again

Go there at your own risk; it's a site to inspire dreams. But from the looks of your contributions you are up to it.
Posted: 2:07 pm on March 31st

skaslusky skaslusky writes: Gorgeous, congratulations. How do you get a plan?
Posted: 10:52 am on March 31st

Antondeg Antondeg writes: Looks amazing. It must be really satisfying to canoe with something you built.
Posted: 11:31 am on March 30th

RicksWoodCrafts RicksWoodCrafts writes: Beautiful job !
Posted: 6:23 pm on March 29th

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