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Jag funderar på att bygga en segelbåt i trä. Hade tänkt mig en Havskryssare på 35 - 37 fot. Jag har sökt efter på näte men det har inte varit lätt att hitta någon som sälger ritningar.

Jag undrar vet ni var man kan få tag på ritningar till mitt tänkta projekt?

Med vänliga hälsningar

Jan Esping

Mobil +46 (0)70 383 78 38

Hej Jan

Båtkonstruktörer lever på att sälja ritningar, så det bör inte vara ett problem. Fundera på vad för typ av segelbåt du söker och kontakta konstruktören.

Eller titta runt på Wooden boat store, eller hos Jay Benford, Laurent Giles, Paul Gartside, Philip Bolger, Lyle Hess, Dudley Dix, Hartley boats, Sam Devlin, Atkin Boat Plans, Bruce Roberts, Nigel Irens, Bruce Kirby, Robert Perry, Ted Brewer, David Payne osv osv...


Jeg vil gerne have min hund med i kajakken. Har du nogen forslag til hvorledes kajakken skal se ud.

I forvejen har jeg en Empower af kulfiber og hunden er en labrador formel1 på 30 kg. Og hunden er for stor til at gå ned i en af lugerne. Så jeg ville lave mig en kajak, hvor der også er plads til hunden foran mig.

Selv er jeg 170 cm og vejer 80 kg og vil gerne have last med til langtur.

Er det noget du har været stillet overfor tidligere?

Med venlig hilsen

Jens Erik Lehmann-Poulsen

Spangsbjerg Møllevej 18A1

6715 Esbjerg N


Hej Jens

Prata med Petrus (Petruskajak). Han modifierade en Sommen för paddlare med stor hund förra året. Har tyvärr inga bilder på den, men det har säkert Petrus.

Flera har frågat om samma sak och vanliga tipset är att välja en kajak med rimlig grundstabilitet, flytta sittbrunnen bakåt och göra en stor lucka/hundsittbrunn precis framför fotstödet. Hur mycket sittbrunnen skall flyttas avgörs av var den gemensamma tyngdpunkten hamnar. Beräkningan hjälper jag gärna till med.

Kajaker med potential: Nomad, Najad (bör ha roder), Thule (bör ha roder), Frej (förlängd), Jack 14 (förlängd – mer stabilitet än de övriga).

Hei , jeg lurer på om jeg skal bygge en Jack 14 , kan jeg bestille skott luker som passer denne modellen ? Og justerbart ror ? Behøver man justerbart ror ?

La til en JACK 14 i handlekurven men fikk ikke opp noen tilleggs utstyr ..

mvh Jørgen

Jag säljer enbart ritningar – inte tillbehör.

Ritningen är gjord så att du kan bygga allt som behövs. Men vill du hellre köpa färdiga prylar får du vända dig till kajakbutikerna, eller köpa från någon onlineleverantör.

Jack 14 bör inte ha roder. Däremot innebär en justerbar skädda (skeg, finne) att paddlingen blir enklare och säkrare.

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