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Re: S&G: Black Skimmer Sea Kayak Design

: Below is a photo and link to more photos for my new Black Skimmer
: sea kayak design. I took the all around good handling lines of
: my Point Bennett design and made them longer, more narrow, and
: with more side flare and bottom V for a faster hull. I also
: redistributed the curve in the sheer line for better rolling. It
: has enough freeboard, about 2 inches, for racing but low enough
: volume for rolling. For more foot room, I redesigned the deck.
: The kayak is 18.5 feet long, 19 inches wide, and 6 inches deep
: at the back of the cockpit. The depth at the front of the
: cockpit is 8.75 inches, and 10.5 inches where the feet go. I've
: had it out three times now, and so far the light wind, and small
: wave and swell performance is great. It is amazingly stable for
: being 19 inches wide. I built it with 4mm ply and 6 oz. glass
: inside and out, with reinforcement in places, and the kayak
: weighs 35.5 lbs.

: http://duane.smugmug.com/Other/Black-Skimmer/

Hi Duane,

So the humpdeck has a "real" name huh? ;)

Looks very nice, though in this picture it looks baby blue and in the other it looked light gray.

I've never built a S&G but if you were to share the lines I'd definately think about it, very pretty boat, I too agree that finding a long narrow chined hull plan isn't all that easy.

Bill H.

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