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Long Lake:
20' Double Kayak or Single Scull

LONG LAKE is a handsome, fast day boat for two paddlers on lakes, bays, and sounds. She also takes a sliding seat for one rower on open water. She is named after Long Lake on the Kitsap Peninsula in western Washington where racers regularly train along the two-mile east shoreline in long, narrow, kayaks and canoes. She has very low drag for ease of long distance paddling or rowing. Her 'midship' section is similar to Aleut kayaks with a fuller form than earlier tortured plywood boats like the DK-13 or POCOMOKE.

At 48 pounds, she is as light for her length as a skin boat. She is a streamlined, stripped down boat with a shallow V-bottom, parabolic shaped hull, and a classic profile. She has medium volume and adequate strength, stability and freeboard for paddling safely in choppy waters.

The hull of this 20'-2" boat is built from just one sheet of 5' x 10' - 4 mm ocoume plywood; the deck and outfit from two sheets of 3 mm ocoume (4' by 8') (or two reinforced door skins).

The plans give panel layouts and the illustrated construction guide walks you through the steps. Her hull panels are scarfed and glued together and then glued and nailed to a long tapered pine keelson. Her ends are

copper wired stitch-and-glue construction. After the bottom planks have been joined together,

 

DATA:

1
Rower
2 Paddlers
LOA
20'-2"
Lwl
19'-3"
19'-7"
Beam
28"
WL Beam
20-3/8"
24-1/8"
Depth at side
8-1/2"
Hoisting Weight
66
48
Displace ment
245
400
Draft
4"
5-1/2"
Wetted Surface
23.1 ft2
28.4 ft2
Long.Ctr. of Buoyancy
52% Lwl
52% Lwl
Prismatic Coeff.
.525
.55
Rocker
2-3/8 fwd
2" aft



Frictional and Wave-making
Resistance in Pounds

Speed in Knots
Speed- Length Ratio
1 Rower 245 lbs
1 Paddlers 400lbs
2
.45
.9
1.2
2.5
.57
1.4
1.7
3
.68
2.0
2.4
3.5
.79
2.6
3.2
4
.91
3.4
4.2
4.5
1.0
4.4
5.4
5
1.13
5.9
7.2
5.5
1.25
8.1
9.8
6
1.36
11.1
13.6
6.5
1.5
12.7
16.9
7
1.6
15.0
18.6
7.5
1.7
18.2
22.7
8
1.8
21.3
26.8







 


the hull is partially sheathed to develop a fuller shape and then progressively bent (tortured in two directions) into shape and the joints are filled and the ends taped and epoxied together.

Her deck is marine adhesive sealed and nailed on after the inside is finished, including laminated deck beams, foam bulkheads or other flotation, seats, adjustable foot braces, varnish or paint. You can customize hatches, backrests, and seats. Plans give a recommended arrangement to balance the boat for either one rower or two paddlers and construction details, including how to build tight flush hatches that maintain the deck grain pattern intact.

Varnish her deck and paint or varnish her hull, people will stop to look and ask questions whenever you take her out.

If you are handy with tools, familiar with thin plywood and epoxy, patient, measure twice and cut once, the entire boat can be built and outfitted to paddle in about 120 hours. Materials cost under $400. Rowing units add about 18 pounds and can be bought new or used. Sculls can be built or bought.

Full set of plans & guide are only $20 from:

SAGE BOATS
2202 SE Vickie Drive
Prineville, OR 97754-8837
email: info@sageboats.com

 

 


 

 

 



 










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