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.

survey by harvey golden