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A friend of mine saw the boat I made for Angelina. He wanted one too for hunting. I had to say that Angelina's would not suit him, his purposes and broken spine.  Scaling Angelinas boat to his size and weight would produce a goodlooking, fast boat all right, but he wanted a small, low draft stable boat that could be manouvred in reeds and finally put inside his small halfcombi. (He canīt easily cartop alone.)  Given the maximum lenght and draft, reedcapability etc, I came upp with "ANKAN" or "The DUCK" in english. 

Itīs made of 4.5 mm birch plywood, glass outside an all epoxied.
It was made in 10 days, 6 hour one day and 2-4 hours the rest. Painting not counted. No drawing was used.  A broken gardenchair saved a lot of work.  Works fine, easy propelled, light, takes waves well and all. There is not room for much gear like sleepingbag, tent and such. Maximum speed is maybe only ― of an ordinary kayak. But for sneaking or exploring where nobody else can go or turn itīs perfect. Build one yourself!

LOA: 2.92 meter
Maximum width: 0.95 meter
Bottom width: 0.70 meter

Dejan dejan.petrovic@privat.utfors.se


ANKAN was built on a ladder. Simplest stich and glue.

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4.5 mm birch plywood was bent or twisted where possible.
"Tortured" plywood get stiff. No internal strukture was needed.

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This design is easy to alter to fit everyone.

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Bill in heīs own huntingboat.

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A broken gardenchair serve as seat.
Note that panels are twisted or curved.
Midships care has been taken to allow for the motion of the paddle.

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