Kayak in the open sea… Not even if is”? Well, it depends on what kind of kayak. “Petrel were” — the lightest boat, the description of which is offered to your attention, is not afraid of windswept expanse or sea waves. The survivability of the ship is ensured by its design. Add to this the accuracy on the course and the safety for crew and cargo in extreme weather conditions. In spite of the elongated body, the boat easily, as sailors say, “clears” from the wave, and has a good “viable” even in cool water shafts. All control systems work quickly and reliably, and steering is effective in any maneuver.
Yacht “Petrel were” has a length of 5.2 m and width at the midsection 0.9 m. It is made of ordinary kayaks “Ray” predecessor “Salute”, the same principle can be obviously equipped with any other. The impetus for the creation of the CoE was that a canvas collapsible boat under sail too light for strong winds (it just blows), and housing had to be heavier, but at the same time to strengthen it, to improve durability. The upgrading work does not require special skills and almost anyone’s reach.
To begin you will need a plywood veneer with a width of about 150 mm. the Canoe should be collected, veneer be placed under a soft liner to stiffen the hull.
After that, the boat should flip over and on to her soft body, apply a protective layer, such as vaseline, grease, paraffin, and then paste the glass fiber epoxy resin. To bottom enough four or five layers, for side three, deck two. District stem and sternpost should be strengthened 10 layers. In the bow layers is laid a steel plate 180X30X3 mm. In it is embedded the eye — ring Ø 40 and 8 mm. cross-section of Another metal plate with loops deepens in thickening at the stern — it is intended for attachment of the steering wheel.