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Plans, Thule/2 - 140 EUR
A medium volume kayak, with ample room for knees, feet, and gear, and designed primarily for larger persons, it has nevertheless become a favorite also among smaller paddlers.
High stability (initial and secondary) means that inexperienced paddlers quickly learn to handle the kayak in waves and that skilled paddlers can keep going comfortably when the weather refuses to cooperate.
Thule/3 – kayak for two paddlers, needing lots of storage volume and capacity, or for three paddlers. A special order from a Danish club led to a modified Thule/2: the same lines but longer (656 cm) and beamier (63 cm) and with a large hatch (40x80 cm) between the cockpits, or a third cockpit. Load capacity increased to 255 kg and the draft to 13,5 cm. To build this version, order the standard Thule/2 and make a note in the ordering form that you want the Thule/3. Same price.
Alternative cockpits options for för Thule/3
||637/607 cm (overall/WL)
||62/59 cm (overall/WL)
||29.5/22.5 cm (in front of/behind the cockpit)
||200 kg/512 litre
||4/5 (initial/secondary stability)
||Expedition and touring, coastal and open sea. Day tours and exercise.
* These dimensions can be adapted to suit personal needs or wishes.
** Depending on type of wood, equipment, care with epoxy usage, sanding etc. etc.
*** The speed numbers are based on mathematical standard formulas (175 lb paddler + 30 lb carco weight) and corrected from the kayaks actual performance om trials, on tours and in races.
⁴ Calculated resistance in 4 and 5 knots (at nominal load capacity).
⁵ Initial stability and secondary stability on a subjective scale, where 1 is very tippy and 5 is very stable.
⁶ Displacement is kayak + paddler + load. Count off the kayak weight to get the load capacity.
The plan sheets contain the information needed to build the kayak/canoe. Station molds, stems and construction details are full scale. For kayaks the recommended cockpit size is shown half scale with offsets for a full scale drawing and advice on altering the size. On the plans you will also find advice on how to shorten or lengthen the craft. Lines and construction drawings are in metric scale 1:10.
The illustrated step-by-step building manual is in Swedish only, but it is available online in English: it covers all steps in detail and will guide first-time builders through the project.
Plans, Thule/2 - 140 EUR
Minimum window dimensions to get your kayak out from the workshop: