A sleek, West Greenland-style sea kayak that stores and travels in small spaces, but sacrifices nothing in performance and comfort.
Based on the Shearwater Sport, this is a kayak divided into three, but a sum greater than the parts. Spin loose five sturdy bolts at the watertight bulkheads and the sectional Shearwater Sport packs down to fit in a hatchback car, in your garage or in your apartment. It weighs a few more pounds than the standard Shearwater Sport but retains every quality that has made the Shearwater Sport a huge hit with paddlers.
The boat is built full-length in the usual fashion, but with carefully-designed structural bulkheads added at the joints. When nearly complete, out comes the saw and the boat is cut between the bulkheads to create three watertight pieces. The cut lines are marked for you in the kits.
The sectional Shearwater Sport will fit in most compact hatchbacks, though of course you can transport it fully assembled on conventional roof racks. The obvious application is the paddler with a storage challenge – either an apartment or just limited space. The possibilities are endless, and yes, we expect a few of them to double as bookshelves during the off-season.
This is intended for pre-build study or to help with the decision to purchase. This is the comprehensive manual that accompanies the kit; reading it will help you decide whether or not you can build the boat. It describes all of the techniques that will be used during the build and also a step by step guide to construction. It contains a photograph or diagram of every step.
If, later, you decide to purchase the kit the cost of this will be deducted from the kit price.
The manual does not contain the cutting instructions so it is not possible to build the boat from scratch using only this.
These study plans are intended to give you an overview of the construction of the boat. They are in PDF format that can be viewed using Adobe Reader. There are two pages and they measure 279 × 216 mm (11″ × 8½″). They can be printed for carrying around.
After credit card authorisation the plans will be sent to the email address put on the order form.
When you have studied the plans, your next step might be to order the printed instruction manual, which will walk you through the project step-by-step.