SHAD   (Kudzu craft)

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LENGTH   5.33   ( 17' 5" )
BEAM   0.58   ( 23" )
COCKPIT ID.   0.79 x 0.425
KNEE HEIGHT   0.28
BACK HEIGHT   0.21
WEIGHT   15kg
FOOT  MAX 11.5uk

A very light 'skin on frame' boat made using a hybrid of traditional and modern methods incorporating fuselage frames and longitudinal stringers lashed together with artificial sinew then covered with a 13oz polyester skin that is sealed by painting.

This boat has a relatively low volume and low freeboard with little storage space due to the construction method and should be considered a day boat. It has less rocker than other West Greenland inspired designs as well as a bit more beam, this makes it track well but turning will be a little slower.

Primary stability will be reassuring for novice paddlers. This boat would suit Greenland paddle propulsion.
The timber stringers on this boat are made entirely from re-claimed wood, including an old 9" x 2" Spruce floor joist !