Now it was a while since last time so it should perhaps be ok with one to .. Actually, I get no real reason to build new kayak, the old works well, it costs some money and take very much time. But it's pretty fun too. So, no direct hard decision to make, the problem lay more in what I build for something ..
Last winter was Jacob and I and brainstormed on new racing kayaks - leaner, longer and faster, especially for M24KC and similar races. Jacob got the thumbs out and built his Eone, which he then paddled 19 mil in one day with, but I do not really come loose. Partly because of that I spend almost twice as long to build, partly because I was uncertain how much it would be used later. In recent years, my track has focused more on sea kayaking - instruction, turledning and coaches - than the competition paddling, such as Ronne-on-rännet, DKM + mm. Nothing that I really have thought much about, but it has developed itself. Do not know what will happen in the future but right now I feel great about it. So afterwards, I concluded that there is probably a new touring kayak that I need instead ..
Now the difficulty was more to find what I wanted to change my current GT. This is actually the same hull as the original Corsan from 2006 and after six years it has had time to think about the part ..
I am quite satisfied the basic construction and after the last version it works most of what I want it. Proper mix of length, width and rocker provides an easy, fast and operable kayak that works in everything from hobby competitions, instructions, and coaches. For really messy lake could be shorter and wider boat would probably have been easier to handle but it had gone out over the rest of the properties. I rely on my high support, but skip the fiddle with the camera in meters waves. Maybe not suit everyone's taste, but close to the mark for me.
So it ended up being mostly cosmetic changes - some other foredeck and slightly elevated for & aft. And probably a different color ..
The frames are marginally adjusted since the last build. Or rather, almost everything is omritat but with a very similar result.
About the same deck layout, maybe a few more lines and possibly compass in front of the front door.
Then I thought about some of the color scheme. White hull and deck träfärgat works well, easy to build and maintain, but feels a tad unexciting. A greater contrast between the deck and hull would cause the shape is experienced slimmer and rail line is more accentuated, while the visibility increases. However, more crafts to paint ..
Guess I have to reflect on it for a while, it takes a course until I have to take the final decision. Any mixture of white, black and träfärgat will be enough, however. I like the colors and they do not interfere so much in the countryside or on the picture ..
Wooden deck, a white background
Wooden deck, black background
Wooden deck, white and black railings
White tires, black background
White tires, white and black railings
Herbal & mixed ..
All figures are about the same as last time: 560 x 50 (540 x 47.5) cm, displacement of 131 kg, pc-value 0.56, wet area about 2.1 square meters and weight around 20 kg. It is difficult to give exact figures because BearBoatSP, which I use to comply with uniform weights, is a rather primitive program. It uses only the circular arcs and straight lines (ie no ellipses or superelipser) when it calculates the volume and the wet surface. Works ok on the whole globe-shaped kayaks or if you have straight sides and / or flat bottom, but involves a lot of guesswork on my hull shapes.
Johan Wirsen has unfortunately stopped selling timber but luckily it was Peter, reside in Tranås fix home 400 m spruce strip. Have not ordered the epoxy yet but hope to kick off around New Years.
I got a little inspired by Johan Linder's website where he presents his Clapotisbygge and hope to do something similar this time around. Not just a build log, but also more detailed images & texts, from the drawing process to the various solutions I work with. We'll see how it goes with it ..