I try not to get wet when launching Of course sometimes you can't help it. In the Winter I wear rubber knee boots sometimes called chore boots $15 at Walmart or Close to a 100 for the fancy kind. I opt for the cheap ones and put insoles in them. I'm curious what type of kayak do you paddle in...
You're right about the light weight thing, my boats get heavier every year !
I'm kinda hung up on cedar and fiber glass for my use. However I may have found a local supplier fot your exterior luan. That may eliminate the need for fiberglass for inexpensive youth builds..
I was trying to track down the manufacturer of Bee Keepers exterior Luan plywood and came across this chart. It doesn’t replace a calculator, but handy to have on the side of my tool box
Ya’ll have carried this conversation to depths I had not considered :) please keep the information coming. I’m afraid I can’t contribute more.
I did measure some pirogues. 3 commercial made fiberglass and 3 that were built from plans and 2 built by hand and eye. All of the rockers were about(+/-...