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Friday, July 28, 2017

New Huntington Harbor Kayak with Outriggers Built

John English just completed this Huntington Harbor kayak with retractable outriggers for his grandson. Here's what he wrote to me:

Jeff,
I finished the Huntington Harbor kayak for my Grandson, He loves to fish so I made him a fishing Kayak. Although the Huntington Harbor is very stable I added Retractable outriggers to ensure his safety while fishing. Each Outrigger displaces 90 lbs of water and they are 3 feet from the center of the kayak. The kayak is made with Douglas Fir frames and Okoume plywood. He loves the kayak. Thanks for the great free plans and the sound building method.

John English

Huntington Harbor Kayak Wooden Boat Plans

Huntington Harbor Kayak Wood Boat Plans

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Huntington Harbor Kayak Free Boat Plans

Looks like it'll be a fishing machine. Great work John!

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Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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