16'-2" TOURING KAYAK:
8" at side
Northwest Passage has a shallow "V" hull, round bilges, and moderate flare. Her 16'-2" overall length gets the most out of two sheets of 4 mm x 250 mm x 125 mm plywood and yields a waterline length of about 15'- 4 ". A third sheet forms her deck, hatches and coaming top. Her 22" waterline beam gives very good stability, and an almost irreducible minimum wetted surface of 21.9 square feet at a displacement of 292 pounds (150 pounds of paddler, 100 pounds of cargo, and 42 pounds of boat).
This design is for cost-effective, safe and energy
efficient touring for people weighing 100-180 pounds.
Bigger people should consider Northwest Passage XL
|NORTHWEST PASSAGE paddles straight
as an arrow, and a gentle lean helps her around a turn
without any fuss. She has two watertight bulkheads and
simple flush hatches that keep the rain and splash out,
yet allow stowage of enough gear to camp for a few days or
a week. Her hull can be painted, or finished bright and
you can customize hatches, coaming, bulkhead locations and
NWP has 8 inch high sides, a low coaming back of 9-5/8 and 12 inches forward, and about 2 inches of rocker. She has a tight bilge radius of 3-1/4 inches.
|NORTHWEST PASSAGE plans cost $65.
Mail a check to our address with a note of what you
desire, or see Ordering. Custom Built
Mold Material costs about $ 60,
Hull and Outfit about $360.
Construction Hours about 120
Second boat about $340,
so two boats = the price of one kit.
|She can be built any length, from 12'-5" for a 100 pound paddler to about 16' -2" for a 175 pound paddler to suit your particular weight and strength. If you are interested in this option ask for a table of boat-lengths and drag vs paddler weight with your order.|
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