Skinning a QAJAQ part 2

Way back a March of 2014 I had a post about re-skinning a Qajaq (kayak) a Greenland style “Skin-on-frame” boat. Yes it consists of a wooden frame covered with some fabric. The original boats would have been covered with Seal Skins, but in more modern times we use a variety of fabrics, this one was covered with Dacron, then painted to waterproof the hull. I left that post with a couple photos after the hull was skinned, but not a complete boat that would float. I’ve seen Dave (the boat owner) a many times since but he was paddling other boats – he has a job at a kayak shop so he was testing and demonstrating a variety of boats- and owns some others. My luck was with me this past week. Dave’s boat and I showed up at the same place at the same time. He’s had it out many times but not when I was around. But this last week we paddled at a club’s weekly paddle and pot-luck. He had two boats, one was a Current Design composite hull that his son used for the evening, and the boat that we worked on and I had the chance I’d been waiting for to take some photos of it. After that the three of us paddled together for a while.


The cockpit combing.


The re-skinned Qajaq along-side the Current Design.


Paddling on the South River at Galesville, Md.

some refrences
All Things QAJAQ
Walden Qajaq Society
Qajaq history
Qajak.NL this site is in Dutch


About Mike

I'm an avid bicyclist, that also enjoys Kayaking, Nature Photography, Cross Country Skiing and Geocaching. There's nothing more boring than sitting indoors in "good" weather.
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