''Dyson Style Single Baidarka by Thomas Yost: Trial Run''
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This George Dyson designed non folding Single has aluminum stringers with wooden cross sections and ends. This combination works better than either all wood or all aluminum. Wood cross sections are easy to make and add a warmer feel to the boat. Aluminum tubing is easier to work with than wood for the construction of Gunwales, stringers etc.. Dysons method of using Nylon/epoxy lashing certainly provides much strength and rigidity. This is the third Dyson single that Tom has constructed. The others were made of Redwood or pine. You will notice that he doesn't build using a split bow. He finds that it is of marginal value and quite frankly isn't very attractive. Photos taken at 10,000 ft. Turquoise Lake, Colorado. Mt.. Massive (14,300 ft.) is in the background.

Length 17 ft. width 24 in. Weight 40 lb. Construction Time: 100 hr.+

Contributors to this page: Thomas Yost (TDY), Patrick Poirier (PPR), Gerald Maroske (GUM) and Hendrik Maroske (HHM)