SHAD (Kudzu craft)
LENGTH 5.33 ( 17' 5" )
BEAM 0.58 ( 23" )
COCKPIT ID. 0.79 x 0.425
KNEE HEIGHT 0.28
BACK HEIGHT 0.21
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 !