1926 Sisimuit replica kayak
This replica qajaq was
built on commission for Ed Zachowski, the original was built
in Sisimuit in 1926.
The sequence shows the construction phases from survey drawing to
paddling on the water. Note the dramatic sheerline and the
lack of lashings on the hull. The kayak is fastened with 1 1/4
galvanized nails. Barely visible, this kayak is unique in having
a second chine added to the bottom edge of the outside of the
gunwale. Paddling characteristics are what you'd expect of this
type of kayak, a bit of weathercocking in strong wind, excellent
acceleration, low top speed, silent and swoopy, rolls excellent and
behaves well in the waves. Many thanks to Harvey Golden for
lending me his surveys.
by harvey golden