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Peter Burgess came back again, this time for a stable mate for his Baidarka, Raido-Beta.
Peter chose one of Brian Shultz's F1 kayaks so that friends could came along when he goes paddling down on the Mornington Peninsula.
We decided to build this one in Pawlonia, an even lighter timber than my more usual Western Red Cedar.
The result - a weight saving of just short of a kg overall........
When you get right down to it, scarfing is just plain fun.
The correct tool is only an arm's length away.
Like I said.....!
Deck frame construction.
Deck Beams fitted and pegged.
Forward Deck Beams laminated to size - never too many clamps.....
Ribs in place. Bamboo worked a treat - no breakages.
Bow plate lashed in place.
Keel lashed in place.