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Submitted by Martin on Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:44

I am toying with making one of Rob Mack's Aleut doubles but at 21' it's too long so I need to be able to store and transport it in two halves. Has anybody come up with a good system?

JohnAbercrombie

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 17:55

Martin said: I am toying with making one of Rob Mack's Aleut doubles but at 21' it's too long so I need to be able to store and transport it in two halves. Has anybody come up with a good system?

Yes - take-apart (and bolt together) boats are pretty common - quite a few sailboat dinghies have been made that way. 

For kayaks, often 3 (or more) parts work better and match up with the usual bulkhead positions.

A search will turn up examples; here's one:

https://www.thomassondesign.com/en/news/5-delad-black-pearl-dan-caouette

Another:

https://nigel-kayak.blogspot.com/2013/11/cut-your-kayak-in-half-and-mod…