[baidarka] Baidarka on a Diet

Subject: [baidarka] Baidarka on a Diet
From: Mark Haller-Wade (digidog@frazmtn.com)
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 14:59:06 EDT

I'm working on a Brinck baidarka. I've completed the chine and deck
beams, but now I'm getting a little worried about weight. I've had
several back surgeries and can't lift much. I chose skin on frame for
my single, because I'd read that they are lighter than S&G or strip
built. But I bought all doug fir for my baidarka, and I'm wondering
about how much the finished boat will weigh with doug fir. Moreover,
I'd like suggestions from the more experienced out there that can make
my boat lighter, and that I can still apply at this point in the
process. Or do I need to start over with lighter wood? (boy i hope not!

Thanks everyone,

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