Coming soon ... we are currently developing our first kayak kit.
Our NANOOK kayak is based on the shape of traditional Greenland kayaks and can be built within a few days without a slipway. In fuselage frame construction, CNC-milled frames and longitudinal battens are connected with artificial chord and determine the shape of the hull. The subsequent covering with robust polyamide fabric and painting with PU varnish turn the wooden frame into a usable kayak.
The NANOOK is sufficiently stable even for beginners and has good secondary stability when anchored. A structural feature allows the seat height to measure up to that of traditionally built kayaks and gives the kayak additional stability by providing a low center of gravity for the paddler. The hull has little keel bounce as well as a slight V-shape, so it is very true to track. We kept the decks as flat as possible to give the wind little surface to attack. The flat rear deck also facilitates eskimoing.
In the design we have aimed for a low weight but have not neglected the statics by clever material savings in the right places. The kit can be built with a few hand tools even by inexperienced persons. The components are already provided with holes for knotting, only the gunwales and longitudinal ribs must be cut to length and machined at the bow and stern.
Since November 2020 we are now developing our first kayak kit NANOOK.
The lines created in CAD are constantly checked and adjusted in the workshop.
After a few prototypes and many adjustments, we were able to test the ride of the kayak by covering it with stretch wrap on the water, which we would advise everyone not to do, as stretch wrap is not leak proof for long. However, we were able to rate the ride of the hull as "as intended" and can now build a final prototype to focus our attention on design details.
lasering the parts:
The fuselage frame construction method belongs to the skin-on-frame construction methods