Expedition Sport

built by Simonelli Iacopo (Italy)

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For a complete beginner this kayak is expertly executed in every detail. Note the veneer lined cockpit and cockpit recess...
This adventure began thanks to your internet site, so rich of detailed informations regarding the process, that I became hooked. This is my first project in boat building and I had no experience in woodworking and no experience in epoxy, so when I ordered plans I was not really sure what I was doing and if I was able to build this thing. It has been a challenge for me. But with devotion, a lot of study and experiments, I overcame all the difficulties: also I want to thank you for your simple, telling words of help all the times I nedeed them. Now I'm happy like a man who has reached the top of a difficult mountain. I'm surprised what a beauty my hands have been able to create. Well, the sea is not far away from where I live, the season is right, the kayak is ready, it seems that I can start the new adventure of paddling ...
I send you a pair of pictures, it is the river Versilia, about 500 yards near my home. My compliments for the design, I like the compromise between stability and speed, and between tracking and manouvrability. I noticed no weathercocking and no broaching, but I paddled in the sea only for a little time and there were little wind and little waves. It seems to me a well balanced design.
Kindest regards. Simonelli Iacopo

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