I’m taking a 16′ Open Cockpit Kayak (2 person- ish) and:
A) removing the deck (done) and
B) Cutting her in half (done) and then
C) Lengthen Her to about 22′ (DONE!) and then..
D) fully enclosing her cabin structure.. imminent!
She’s in The Boatshed.. cut and cored.. she looks like a chameleon.. not a boat.. and pieces are being added, glued.. screwed down and cut off to make her perfect!
She won’t be the most cutting edge pedal powered boat around.. but the costs of her refit will be realistic.. she won’t have any “proprietary” equipment.. most of her running gear will be sourced from Craigslist.. which is where I found her donor hull to begin with. Other goodies~ like the propel style pedal drive~ are sourced through Alibaba.. and other things will be made right here in Calgary.. By Hand!
All in the interest of keeping her build costs.. Realistic. And realistic means.. affordable!