This Dyson designed Woodstrip Double is made of 1/4 in. redwood strips covered with 6 oz. fiberglass and West Systems Epoxy resin. Tom believes that woodstrip kayaks are the stiffest of all construction types, including fiberglass. The overall wall thickness is the key to this. He uses redwood due to its cost and availability. It has many of the same properties as Western Red Cedar but lacks Cedars color variation. Neither wood works well with other types of resin (Polyester/Vinylester) due to the oils present in the wood. The boat is finished in UV Clear Urethane(Deck) and White Urethane(Hull). Photo taken at Clayquot Sound, BC.
Length 20 ft. Width 28 in. Weight 85 lb. Construction Time: 350 hr.
Contributors to this page: Thomas Yost (TDY), Patrick Poirier (PPR), Gerald Maroske (GUM) and Hendrik Maroske (HHM)