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Re: Strip: Strip Design Choice
In Response To: Strip: Strip Design Choice ()

I've built several Panaches from Laughing Loon and used several of the ideas from One Ocean. Also have built Redfish designs. I did like building the Laughing Loon design and Rob was quick with responses when I ran into problems. I prefer the Redfish design for the cockpit combing and used a flush mount for the hatches (which it appears Rob uses now). The last boat I used a custom fiberglass seat formed from a mold of own rear. This worked quite well. There is no one way to do anything and this forum is a good resource for the building. As for performance, I have not paddled either tandem and the tandems I have paddled have all been fine for straight line paddling and not so good on turns. What I would be considering is how much gear I would be taking and what there is for storage. For a tandem, I would also seriously consider a rudder.
best
don
: Hello..
: I am going to be choosing either the Laughing Loon - Twin Star
: tandem baidarka or the One Ocean Kayak - Cape Ann Double. Ive
: never built a strip kayak before so this will be quite the
: journey and I am looking forward to it..I am just wondering if
: any of you have had experiences either bad or good with these
: plans from these two builders. Looking mostly for lake use with
: some but infrequent use in the bay. (Washington State) I have
: provided links to both designs below..Thanks..

: http://oneoceankayaks.com/CDbltech.htm

: http://www.laughingloon.com/twinstar.html