A tandem recreational kayak with a single large cockpit and a beautiful strip-planked deck.
The Wood Duck Double Hybrid has the same stitch-and-glue plywood hull as the standard Wood Duck Double but with a strip-planked deck. Building the deck using cedar-strip construction allows you to create a beautiful design that is unique to your boat.
There is plenty of opportunity to express your artistic side with the patterns. Moulds or temporary bulkheads are set into the hull at various stations and used to support the deck as it is assembled from strip cedar. Once the deck is assembled it is removed, the moulds discarded, and then replaced permanently. The top of the deck is then glassed and epoxy coated for protection.
The kit contains computer-cut Okoume panels assembled with ‘puzzle’ joints so it goes together very quickly. The temporary bulkheads are pre-cut to the correct size to support the deck. The included wooden strips are milled with a ‘bead and cove’ joint so that one slides into the next for a perfect fit. While we offer suggested patterns, each builder can develop their own unique strip deck design as they assemble their kit. Run riot with your creativity!
We supply roughly one-third red cedar strips and two-thirds Paulownia strips as standard but if you have a particular pattern in mind, we can provide a different ratio if you contact us before ordering. We can also supply yellow cedar strips.