Thought I'd share a personal project I recently wrapped up.
Below are photos of concept kayak I created as a study between the best traits of a standup paddle board, a surf board, and a sit-on-top kayak utilizing the Hobie Mirage drive for propulsion.
She is intended for going faster, farther. Total length is 18’6” with a plumb bow and a displacement style hull that tapers back to sup style boxed rails for hooking up with ocean swell. Beam is 22” wide, and she weighs in just over 35 pounds fully rigged. The boat has a carbon skin and an EPS core with a 1/4” carbon stringer for rigidity.
Lashing points are fashioned from surf leash and resin plugs for incredible strength and ease of use. The rudder utilizes a control mechanism from a Hobie i12.
The artwork, illustrated by myself, is a rather determined octopus who once he latches onto something, refuses to let go. The entire project took a little under six months of burning night and weekend minutes to complete.
(hi-res photos are on my site, linked below)
"Never mistake a clear view for a short journey." - Cowboy Proverb
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