FreeB is a 12′ recreational kayak. It has a 36″ long coaming making it easier to get in and out of. It is designed to be very stable and should be comfortable for a first timer paddler. I can imagine this boat being used for fishing or photography from flat water. I would not recommend it for open water.

It is built using the fuselage frame method. You cut the frames from plywood. The stringers are typically cedar and run the length of the boat. They are lashed to the frames with artificial sinew. Then the boat is skinned with a synthetic fabric such as nylon or polyester. A waterproof finish is applied to the skin.

No support is provided. You can download offsets for this boat free. Offsets are intended for those that understand the building process. If you have never built a fuselage frame boat then I suggest buying a copy of my book Fuselage Frame Boats, A guide to building skin kayaks and canoes. It will walk you through the steps of building this style boat. You can buy a copy at the Kudzu Craft store. There you will also find many of the supplies you will need to build you boat.

As the name implies the offsets for this boat are furnished at no charge to those willing to assume all liability. It is not FreeWare and I retain all rights to the design. If you build FreeB please sent me a photo or post them in our forum at Kudzu Craft Forum

The download is available in the Kudzu Craft store.

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