Re: [baidarka] sonotube kayak

stephen (
Mon, 11 May 1998 22:32:18 -0700

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Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 22:32:18 -0700
From: stephen <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] sonotube kayak

Thank you. I see cutting gores in the ends. then drawing the leaves together
and sewing and stitch and glue. It's 3/8 inch thick cardboard. thats one
way. another is to slice an outer layer tube into the stringers,and an inner
tube layer into the ribs,then ,bind,lash and skin over. as you might guess
this is just off the top of my head. I haven't done any of this except in my
minds eye. It goes without saying that the cardboard would need to be
waterproofed,epoxy maybe.
All the best, Steve

At 08:08 PM 5/11/98 +0000, you wrote:
>stephen wrote:
>> Has anyone made a kayak out of sonotube? Visualize a banana. Has
>> anyone used
>> sonotube for rib stock? Has anyone used sonotube for a drybag or
>> bouyancy
>> chamber inside of a kayak? Has anyone used a sonotube for a kayak
>> garage in
>> there yard or next to there garage?
>> I fo
>> und a webpage at http:/
>> Please forgive for the detour from skinboat theme
>> Steve
>Yes! My mind was going there too! I especially like the kayak garage
>idea. Would you have to control for humidity for the skin? No doubt
>paint it a light, waterproof color also.
>Also, any ideas on how to make the tube into a banana (kayak) shape? I
>have never worked with sonotube before.
>Great ideas, Stephen!
>Laurie Flood