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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Willamette River Kayak Sailor Launched

John English just finished up this Willamette River Kayak with sail rig for his granddaughter. Here's what he said:

Jeff,
I finished the build on my Grand Daughters Wilamette River Kayak. After building the kayak I was looking through your launching page and saw the Kayak from Turkey that had a sail added. So I looked around the internet and found some plans for a drop-in sail rig and built it to add to the Wilamette River kayak. The Kayak is built from Douglas Fir for the frame and Okoume Plywood for the sides bottom and deck. The deck was reinforced so you could sit on it if needed while sailing. The kayak, lee-board and rudder were all fiber glassed.

Thanks for the great plans and building method!!

John English

Wilamette River Kayak Wooden Boat Plans

Wilamette River Kayak Wood Boat Plans

Wilamette River Kayak Wood Boat Plans

More info, free study prints, and links to purchase plans (but no sail rig) are available here: 15' Willamette River Kayak Boat Plans.

Jeff Spira, Naval Architect, marine engineer and boat designer

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