Here's how Jim describes the new design:
I got in touch with an aluminum distributor and they had the foundry run 500 pounds through a 1x1/2 inch extrusion die for me.
So I now have enough aluminum stringer material on hand for about 50 PakYaks! More than enough for me, so I can offer some to anyone else who wants some. Anyone who is interested can send me an email and we can work out a deal. I'm figuring $1 per foot plus shipping.
The other shots are the new boat. The way it folds now allowed me to shorten the overall length to ten feet, but of course I can make it longer. Notice the way the open frame allows more leg room, and the built in skirt flaps add extra freeboard height.
Jim writes: "Here's one pic of my PakYaks on the shore of Sequim Bay up in Washington. We like to start them young."