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IK autopsy

Performing my cutting-a-kayak-in-half trick gave me a long overdue chance to see exactly how they’re put together, as well as other stuff, like why it was failing and how well certain glues stuck. The neoprene inside I used to assume … 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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