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#11095608 - 09/10/15 08:44 PM How many of you built your yak?
charlief1 Offline
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Registered: 08/20/15
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Loc: Hillsnowhere in Central Texas
About 10 years ago I built a pirogue (sp) and it's been damaged, but it gave me a lot of info on building a boat. Since it's dead now I've been thinking about building something a little different. My best description would be a canyak. The bottom won't be flat but will have a slight curve (not rocker) to it. The bottom would be 30-32" wide with a slight tilt on the sides that are roughly 8 to 10" tall so I can sit higher in it. The last one had a habit of being tippy and was 15' 6" long so I was thinking somewhere around a 12' one which would be easier to handle on and off the water. Front would be enclosed with a hatch for storage and I'm debating on whether I should do a square stern or pointed.

Material is the other debate. I've already got the plywood if I choose that but to make it lighter I'm thinking about using foam core. Just wanted to see if anyone else had done something like this and see what they built.
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#11095618 - 09/10/15 08:50 PM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
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Would love to see pics once you get started , I've never seen a hand made boat.

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#11095652 - 09/10/15 09:04 PM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: Aquiles]
pelican Offline
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Originally Posted By: Aquiles
Would love to see pics once you get started , I've never seen a hand made boat.


There are some VERY NICE hand made yaks out there. A lot of them have been posted here, maybe they will show up again in this post.
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#11096162 - 09/11/15 08:00 AM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: pelican]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Here's mine built by my brother, Preacher.


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#11096359 - 09/11/15 09:22 AM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
charlief1 Offline
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Can you give me any specifics Jerry? The one I'm thinking about will be wider, but that's the idea I'm thinking about. clap
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#11096418 - 09/11/15 09:41 AM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
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There's a few guys on here who've made some. I forget who it was, but one even has the Hobbie Mirage Drive, or the one the the propeller, can't remember which. Maybe they'll chime in.
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#11096620 - 09/11/15 10:55 AM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
Jerry Hamon Offline
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Originally Posted By: charlief1
Can you give me any specifics Jerry? The one I'm thinking about will be wider, but that's the idea I'm thinking about. clap


12' 9" long, 35" wide (at the mid point) weighs approximately 46 pounds with the seat in it.

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#11097181 - 09/11/15 03:23 PM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
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My latest is STRIPER:




Edited by RealBigReel (09/11/15 03:25 PM)
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My kayak STRIPER. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

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#11097446 - 09/11/15 06:52 PM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
charlief1 Offline
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Thanks Jerry. From the pics it looks a lot narrower. I figure I'll en up around 40" wide at the beam since the base will be over 30".

Is "Striper" a kit or one you designed?
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#11098016 - 09/12/15 08:31 AM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: RealBigReel]
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Originally Posted By: RealBigReel
My latest is STRIPER:




wow
is that wood?
nice

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#11098208 - 09/12/15 10:56 AM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
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STRIPER is made out of sheet Styrofoam and fiberglass with wood trim. 15' X 28" and 40 lb hull weight. It has a Mirage drive with Click and Go mounts. A Hummingbird 597ci HD DI fish finder, custom cooler and rod holders set up for trolling.


Edited by RealBigReel (09/12/15 02:26 PM)
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My kayak STRIPER. I don't go too fast but I go pretty far.

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#11098235 - 09/12/15 11:13 AM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
Jimbo Offline
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I like the seat!...I've got two just like it on my power boat bass rig, and it's not bad for comfort!

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#11100768 - 09/13/15 04:55 PM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: RealBigReel]
charlief1 Offline
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Originally Posted By: RealBigReel
STRIPER is made out of sheet Styrofoam and fiberglass with wood trim. 15' X 28" and 40 lb hull weight. It has a Mirage drive with Click and Go mounts. A Hummingbird 597ci HD DI fish finder, custom cooler and rod holders set up for trolling.

Where'd you come up with the drive unit and how much was it? I was thinking about something like that but want a prop rather than fins under the bottom.
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#11101798 - 09/13/15 09:45 PM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
PowerLizard Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
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Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Originally Posted By: charlief1
Originally Posted By: RealBigReel
STRIPER is made out of sheet Styrofoam and fiberglass with wood trim. 15' X 28" and 40 lb hull weight. It has a Mirage drive with Click and Go mounts. A Hummingbird 597ci HD DI fish finder, custom cooler and rod holders set up for trolling.

Where'd you come up with the drive unit and how much was it? I was thinking about something like that but want a prop rather than fins under the bottom.

Mariner Sails lists the Hobie Mirage drive on their website for $609. They don't list the Native Propel drive but I would think you could still order it.

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#11102748 - 09/14/15 10:43 AM Re: How many of you built your yak? [Re: charlief1]
txmark1959 Offline
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Loc: Onalaska, TX
Those are awesome....thanks Jerry and Striper !
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