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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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Gumotex Sunny/410C ~ self bailing and hull rigidity

Updated summer 2017 Paddling the Haute Allier in France in a Sunny required frequent visits to the bank. Not to get money out of the ATM but to drain the swamped boat. And on Shark Bay in Western Australia one crossing of a very windy bay … Continue reading

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