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Baffin Bay Plans

Baffin Bay Plans


Metric & Imperial

17' 5" x 22" {5.3m x 55cm}

Maximum recommended paddler size is 210lbs/96kg.

Weight about 30 lbs. {13 Kg}

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A traditional Greenland style kayak

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DG-BAFFINBAY-ID Baffin Bay Plans - Instant Download
DG-BAFFINBAY-PP Baffin Bay Plans - Printed Plans
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The Baffin Bay is a beautiful sea kayak based on "KNK 1550x18" - a historic example of a traditional qajaq displayed in the Greenland National Museum. Comfortable, and wide for a Greenland kayak, she's fast, paddles great and is quite stable for her beam - but still rolls easily. Modifications from the original design include a longer cockpit (to fit a standard sized spray skirt), and a slightly higher deck for increased leg room. Her performance remains true to the historic design.

From ocean swells to backyard ponds - you can take this boat anywhere you'd take any plastic, wooden or fiberglass sea kayak . . . but with twice the style. And, at half their weight (about 30lbs/13kg), she's easy to carry and car-top for anyone.

This boat is a little longer than the Disko Bay kayak, though their cockpits are essentially the same size. The stems are considerably shorter than the DB's, so that - combined with her greater length - gives the Baffin Bay greater carrying capacity and a bit more stability. Lighter weight paddlers (under 140lbs/64kg) found the prototype to weathercock rather more than necessary, but the prototype was built shorter than the original. The current version is back to the original size, with the paddler's weight in the correct position.

Plans include full sized patterns for the frames, stems and cockpit, plus a well illustrated building guide covering everything you need to know to build the boat. Plans are in both imperial and metric measurements.