Re: [baidarka] help finding plans

HendrikMaroske (
Sat, 30 May 1998 23:21:41 +0200

Date: Sat, 30 May 1998 23:21:41 +0200
From: HendrikMaroske <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] help finding plans

> edmund wrote:
> >
> > I'm trying to find plans/instructions from which to build a wood frame
> > and skin baidarka this summer. I've been told several times that plans
> > don't really work that well because the baidarkas need to be built on
> > the anthromorphic measuring scale, but i imagine that there must be some
> > info out there for the home builder. Does anyone have any insight as to
> > which book (i know of baidarka by dyson and aleut kayaks by brinck) is
> > more helpful in building a baidarka? any other information anyone could
> > kick down that might be helpful would be great. Thanks - Blaise

Although I don't think you want to make a foldable baidarka, this is agood
occasion to introduce my video clip that shows how a

- Folding Greenland Baidarka assembles itself -

Just hop over to
and view a 2.1 Megabytes gif-video with netscape :)

This is my first attempt at a computer video about my folding baidarka, taken

and processed at 2 o'clock in the night. So don't expect too much of it. I
just thought _someone_should_do_that_ :))

For those who are interested but don't want to download so much stuff,
here is a 240kB video of my flip-up rudder flipping up and down:

Have fun,


N.B.: the big video itself actually is located on my brother's computer that
sometimes gets used under D*S, so if it is unavailable, just try again