1935 West Greenland Kayak

 Canadian Museum of Civilization

Length:  17' 1/4"
Beam:    19-5/8"
  I like the integrated skeg, secondary chine, and strong sheer in the bow.  The footroom is better than average too, 10 vertical inches!  Collected from the town of Sisimuit in 1935, this beautiful, curvy hunting kayak is the real thing.   I've built over fifty of these with students.   With a bit more volume than most greenland kayaks, this one actually fits most average sized people.  Stable for a Greeenland kayak, it's still tippy compared to modern kayaks.  It's well behaved in rough water and the manueverability is good.  It surfs well, rolls well.  Perfect for refining your kayak rolling and other Greenland skills in a kayak that can also be you general use daytripper.    Thanks to Harvey Golden for the survey.   We owe a debt to the Greenland kayak hunter for this fantastic design.


Hope I'm not bugging you with these, but wanted you to know that Gail
and I have been paddling the boats, using the sticks, and enjoying them
both. Today we expected to do a easy 6-8 miles to visit friends for a
party. We ended up dealing with ugly confused chop and winds to 30
A bottle of wine tucked in the stern of the 1935 seemed to mellow out
the weathercocking and the boats dealt with everything just fine. They
seem to handle most things with ease or rather they allow us to do so.
Something about them: quiet, soft, easy to deal with on and off the
water...very addictive. In hindsight we agreed it was as easy dealing
with the slop in them as any boat we have tried, they seemed impervious
to effects from wind, and they were easier to keep moving along. They
are going to get used alot and we thank your for them and the paddles.

Ed Lawson

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