This cedar strip wood kayak was designed in response to a request from a customer who desired "... a narrow wood kayak that is between 16 and 17 feet long and with a slightly lower deck than the Spring Run."
"The Silver" was designed along similar lines of the Return; however, in addition to slightly narrowing the beam, we also redesigned the deck -- allowing a greater range of upper body movement for a paddler of smaller stature.
The slight rocker incorporated into the fore section of the hull ensures great maneuverability, and the deeper keel line aft contributes to effortless tracking -- no need for a rudder here!
"The Silver" is a superb cedar strip wood kayak and fills the performance niche that existed between the Spring Run and the Return. It is a beautiful boat and an exciting addition to our growing family of wooden sea kayaks!
“Joe - it's a dream to paddle and I'm looking forward to all the hours of paddling I have ahead of me! The seat is great, as well. Thanks for the plan and all your help, I'll be thinking of you every time I get in it!
….. Sandy Osler"
Length overall - 16' 9"
Waterline length - 15' 0"
Beam - 22 1/4"
Waterline beam - 20 3/4"
Weight - 36 #