Re: [baidarka] Baidarka on a Diet PS

Subject: Re: [baidarka] Baidarka on a Diet PS
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 16:05:53 EDT


I'm not sure what my SOF weighs, but it's way way lighter than my stripper. I
made mine from lumber store pine. DF tends to be heavy, but it will last.

My strip built great auk is around 65lbs. You shouldn't be anywhere close to
that--even using DF.

you can change the cross pieces to pine, I'd keep the gunwales, there're a
lot of work to make. Switch everything else to pine, unless the plans call for
hard wood. This might save your back. My 2 cents.

Joe Schena
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