Tahe kayaks

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Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:06 pm

Just having a look at the Tahe reval which is on trademe, and was checking some reviews when I came across a quite interesting looking boat.... below Zegul Baidarka

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Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:19 am

WOW! lots of politics behind that beastie.
Fishing is like a box of chocolates. you never know what is going to be served up...

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Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:52 pm

The Baidarka - the original reason for the bifurcated bow by the Aleutians was to get "splay" at the dekline. Narrow at the waterline and splaying out at the deck so it was a hollow bow. Using skin makes that hard (impossible) to do, hence making the bow in 2 horizontal pieces and then sweeping them up to the end points.

The Inuits got over this by making their bows very long.

Note the lack of decklines on the Baidarka? Bits of bungy fore'd and too short aft. Nothing to hang on to during a 2 boat rescue or paddle-float rescue.

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