For 20 years, I've been looking for a fairly low-volume hard-chined classic…
For 20 years, I've been looking for a fairly low-volume hard-chined classic Greenland woodstrip to fit my 5'10-5'11" height, size 10 shoes, 180-190 pounds. Bought and sold yaks too small for me, too large for me, too heavy for me. I was looking for a Guillemot Night Heron because it IS an amazing, fast hull (due to it NOT displacing a great amount of water forit's footprint). Anyway, Rob Macks (founder of Laughing Loon) HIT IT with this stripper. I cannot get my cockpit outfitting done fast enough. PERFECTLY balanced, sculling turns are easy (spray deck required), and the glide is hypnotizing. This yak is connected to you, responding as if to your thoughts. Haven't had it in big stuff, yet, but, if similar to my Current Designs Caribou S (similar lines), it will ROCK!!!
I built this boat two years back. Not the easiest boat…
I built this boat two years back. Not the easiest boat to build but great boat to paddle, fairly fast though it doesn't feel like it, excellent stability for it's width and overall comfy (for a greenland shaped boat). If you have over say size 9 shoes, go with the high deck.