|Dana, with the help of his Computer Assisted Design program, turned these into very slick working drawings.
We picked C-3 in the stack of options. Then, during the construction we slightly modified it again, to make the center flame appear more "flowy".
|About the solid bulkheads, dividing the kayak into three chambers: It is argued by some designers and builders, that the bulkheads should have some "give" to allow the hull to flex in case of impact. One of the reasons strippers are used for racing, is that they are stiff and do not flex. See my "why wood" page. I talked to a structural engineer, who assured me that the issue of "give" is mute in case of a strip built kayak.|
|Preparing for the long trek to Florida, Dana's kayak is awaiting to be wrapped in foam along with a "Seawards" shipment from Vancouver Island. The kayaks are about to travel on a special boat carrier to their destinations all along the US coast.|