Here you will see how the baidarka is assembled from a more distant point of view. This animation is specially useful for newcomers. Just keep in mind that the assembly happens within the skin, but is shown without the skin for clearance.
Pictures of my brother amd me assembling the kayaks within the skin are shown here.
The next slides are large animated GIFs. Loading the animations takes some time. Therefore I have cut the assembly process into parts.
This whole shebang is available on a CDROM, including several other web sites. It is made by Charles Hall and distributed for production cost. The next slide rsp. parts are:
|Center part assembly (midsection structure).|
|Forward gunwale lock assembly (forward structure).|
|Rear gunwale lock assembly (rear structure).|
|Two-part keel assembly.|
|Inserting the hatch covers.|
Contributors to this page: Thomas Yost (TDY), Patrick Poirier (PPR), Gerald Maroske (GUM) and Hendrik Maroske (HHM)