- Aleut 1-hole Kayak
- Lowie Museum, University of California, Berkeley,
LM 2-14886 (see
of Small Boat Journal No. 30: 78 April/May 1983.
- Length - 16' 8.6"
- Beam - 20.4"
- Depth to Sheer - 8.7"
- Weight - 26.5 lbs.
- Loaded kayak stable to 22 degrees
This Lowie Museum Aleut hunting kayak has been built successfully and
paddled joyously by many kayak devotees. This is a boat you can wear while
sea kayaking in any conditions.
It rolls well, tracks well, paddles easily
an average-sized person comfortably. These plans have been used
present-day Aleut in Alaska. Detailed instructions, lines drawings,
drawings and photographs that describe how to build this
appeared in Small Boat Journal in 1983. See: Zimmerly,
Aleut Baidarka, Small Boat Journal 29:26-31 and
30:78-83 (PDF file - part I and II:
Building the One-Hole Aleut
Bidarka - 4.79 mb). See also Brinck,
- Plan 1 - Plan and overview, construction plan and
overview, cross-sectional, table
of offsets, and a plan and overview of
a kayak paddle.
- Plan 2 - Full-size cross-sections showing every 50 centimeters
and a full size
pattern of the cockpit.
- Plan 3 - Bow construction, upper stem, lower stem, stern
construction, stern sections, and deck beams.
- Plan 4 - Deck beam, deck stringer and coaming lashing, rib/stringer
step, keelson scarf joint lashing, stringer/keelson scarf
joint lashings, sail and
06 Jul 2014
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