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Postby hairymick » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:33 pm

Hi guys,

Matt, of Jemwatercraft has been commissioned to design a prototype hybrid canoe/kayak. This is another custom job he has done for me and I am really happy with the result.

My requirements were for a solo, long, big boat, ocean and expedition capable with at least 500 pounds load capacity. It also needed to paddle easily with a single or double blade. While not specifically a fishing boat, it still needed to be capable in this regard. (I fish from all of my boats) :oops:

The end result is below. (concept drawing) 5.5 metres long X 700mm wide.

Matt Calls it South Wind, I call it Southern Cross.
What do you think?
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Postby YakAtak » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:41 pm

5.5m whooo that's a long boat, what sort of weight do you expect it to be once complete?
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Postby Davey G » Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:42 pm

methinks Hairy needs a bigger shed.....
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Postby hairymick » Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:20 pm

Thanks guys, :D

Red, that pic was of the first prototype, the deck & cockpit are a fair bit shorter now. The pic below has the three options. Mine will probably be the shortest cockpit. 7'11" long

Karl, I reckon (hope) she will come in at around 50 pounds or around 23 KGs. A bit more if I decide to go with bulkheads & hatches.
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Postby troppo » Sat Jan 20, 2007 5:54 pm

Ahhhhh, another wooden crafted masterpiece on its way. Good on ya HairyMick.
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Postby hairymick » Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:08 pm

Hi Gatesey & Troppo. Thanks guys,

Not sure at this stage just how long it will take. I am experimenting with some new (to me) building techniques. I reckon I will have it done about mid year. I guesstimate on about 200 hours work.

I have only just started marking out the panels, so it will probably be a couple of weeks or so before I have any piccies worth posting.

I guess, what I am hoping for with this one is something I can spend multi day trips in the Great Sandy Straights, and carry all the gear I want but still be reasonably easy to paddle and fish from when loaded.

Not only that, I just love big boats
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Postby Dodge » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:06 pm

Mick good to see the seeds sown for another of your projects.

Still hope you may find the opportunity/time to pop down to Poona outing in March and say g'day
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Postby Red Herring » Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:17 pm

A hybrid kayak / canoe ... that would make it a 'yakanoe'. Seriously though, nice design. I'm guessing you've given good thought to where the rod holders are going to go, how best to optimize the storage behind your seat and whether you need a mounting bracket for an electric motor?

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Postby hairymick » Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:48 am

Hi Richo,

yeah mate. I am trying to organise a couple of shift swaps . I really want to attend this one.

Thanks Red. :D Yeah mate to all questions. :D This will be my 4th
S&G build. Each boat was designed with a specific purpose in mind but all had to be useful for fishing. This one is still evolving in my head and no doubt, there will be some significant changes in her layout a she nears completion.

Thanks for the interest guys. :D
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Postby troppo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:15 am

Red Herring wrote:A hybrid kayak / canoe ... that would make it a 'yakanoe'.


Hmmm . . . . so fishing out of one of these craft would have to be yakafishanoeing. Of course he will be paddling as well as fishing so this would mean he will be going yakafishopaddlanoeing.

Well, whatever, just have fun HairyMick.
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Postby bazzoo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:42 pm

Hairey, will it be hard chine or round chine, whats the new building method consist of , looks pretty sleek , should move through the water nicely
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Postby hairymick » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:13 pm

Hairey, will it be hard chine or round chine, whats the new building method consist of , looks pretty sleek , should move through the water nicely


G'day Baz,

Hard-ish chine, :D A simpler build and slightly less volume than Matts new North Wind. (below)

http://www.jemwatercraft.com/StudyPlans ... yPlans.htm


Re the new building methods, Going to try to incorporate some of the methods used and recommended by Pigmy Boats, plus a couple of my own ideas. Not sure how they will work out yet. :oops:

Below is a comparison between cross sections of the North Wind and south Wind.
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Postby bazzoo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:22 pm

Mick , thats really nice , looks stable and secondary stability should also be very good, i would think it would be quite fast through the water, the hard part will be to keep the weight down , beauty mate :D :D
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Postby troppo » Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:13 pm

I was wondering how you were going to approach keeping the weight down (The yak I mean, not you HairyMick.)

In my very limited experience, I was shocked when I worked out that my "Oh, I should put on another coat of saturating epoxy, just to make sure it is strong enough." and my, "Ah well, have some paint left, so nothing like another coat." put perhaps 2 kgs onto my little paddle board!
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