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Drop-stitch Gumotex Thaya IK

The Gumotex Thaya is set to replace the 4.1-m Solar 3, but with some added width and a drop-stitch (d/s) floor, like some Sea Eagles, Advanced Elements and Aqua Glides. Drop-stitch fabric tech has moved on enough to make the complicated … Continue reading

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Drop-stitch kayaks; Sea Eagle, KXone

Updated December 2018 • Most pics from Sea Eagle and KXone • Read also Decathlon X500 and Gumotex Thaya • … and this illuminating post • Slider discussion on French forum As predicted in IK Construction a few years ago, before long someone was going to … Continue reading

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Inflatable kayak construction part 2: hull forms and rigidity

Part 1: Materials and Fabrication is here See also drop stitch IKs (or more below) An inflatable kayak differs from a hardshell in many ways. An IK is wider and sits higher in the water because the hull of the … Continue reading

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