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FreeB 12

FreeB-12 is a 12 foot long by 28 wide recreational kayak recreational kayak. It has a 36" long coaming making it easier to get in and out of. The high stability should be comfortable for a first timer paddlers. I can imagine this boat being used for fishing or photography from in flat water. I would not recommend it for open water. Constructing is simple since it has only 4 frames. 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. Be warned however that due to its short length there are strong bends in the stringers and this will probably be the hardest part for a first time builder. You will need good straight grained lumber for stringers or they may break when you bend them in place. No support is provided. The 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. http://www.kudzucraft.com/store/ 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 http://messing-about.com/forums/.
Limitation of Liability: By downloading and/or using the information in the document you agree to assume all risk for personal or property damage incurred by using any information contained herein. Kudzu Patch Inc., DBA Kudzu Craft assumes no liability for any damages (including direct, incidental, consequential, indirect of punitive damages) to any person of property. 12/22/2009

FreeB 12
Offsets

All dimension are in inches. FRAMES Y


0 7 8/16 8 15/16 0 0 10 13/16 12 14/16 0 0 10 10/16 13 1/16 0 0 6 5/16 9 1/16 0

X
30 30 30 30 53 53 53 53 89 89 89 89 116 116 116 116

Z
0 3 2/16 8 5/16 9 11/16 0 2 4/16 7 14/16 10 0 2 7/16 8 9/16 12 15/16 5/16 3 9/16 9 15/16 11 11/16 0

X
5/16 12/16 1 4/16 2 9/16 4 6 8 10 12

STERN Y
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Z
9 6/16 8 6 4 2 1 4/16 12/16 8/16 6/16 4/16 15

X
1/16 1 2/16 2 1/16 3 1/16 4 5 7 9 11 13

BOW Y
0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Z
11 13/16 12 6/16 10 4 6 4 7/16 3 7/16 2 7/16 1 14/16 1 8/16 1 4/16

Cut frames from thick marine grade plywood. Maintain a minimum of 1 width on the frames. Bow and Stern are a minimum of 4 wide. Stringers are made from western red cedar and are 5/8 or 3/4 thick. The Gunwales are 1-1/2 tall. The rest of the stringers are 1 tall.

Limitation of Liability: By downloading and/or using the information in the document you agree to assume all risk for personal or property damage incurred by using any information contained herein. Kudzu Patch Inc., DBA Kudzu Craft assumes no liability for any damages (including direct, incidental, consequential, indirect of punitive damages) to any person of property. 12/22/2009

FreeB 12
Coaming Offsets

Coaming consists of 3 rings. 2 of the rings are wide. The top ring is 1-1/4 wide. Cut the coaming from the same plywood as the frames. Offsets are inside dimensions.

Limitation of Liability: By downloading and/or using the information in the document you agree to assume all risk for personal or property damage incurred by using any information contained herein. Kudzu Patch Inc., DBA Kudzu Craft assumes no liability for any damages (including direct, incidental, consequential, indirect of punitive damages) to any person of property. 12/22/2009