Kids kayak

Submitted byDrThor onThu, 04/22/2021 - 19:32

Any recommendations for a strip build kayak design  for 8-10 year old kids? Or a small double for 2 kids?

John VanBuren

Sun, 04/25/2021 - 07:26

Dave Gentry has a design for children the Kidyak. It is a Skin on Frame Boat. But you might be able to use the frames as a beginning to make forms for strip construction.

   Or you could just build it as a SOF as an opportunity to try something different and less time-consuming. You can Google "Gentry Boats " to see the design.


John V B



Hi David,

Sorry, I missed your question.

She was 12, and she used it for three years. First trip was around Skiathos and Skopelos, two islands in Greece