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Freedom 18
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Freedom 18

This kayak is designed to a be a simple-to-build, yet functional recreational kayak to get you on the water quickly. Done properly in wood, this kayak will provide many hours of enjoyable paddling and the Freedom from ugly, mass produced plastic boats.

The Freedom 18Kayak is ideal to paddle in calm to moderately windy and/or choppy conditions, for extended camping trips, casual paddling, recreational fishing, etc.

With a generous cockpit opening the hull will be stable and comfortable for a novice paddler to relax and stroke with ease. Generous flare will help slice through waves and reduce rocking motion.

Specifications

Overall Length

18'
5.5m

Cockpit Size

22" x 46"
.57 m x 1.2 m
Max. Beam
28"
71 cm
Height at bow/mid/stern
13"/11"/11"
33/28/28 cm
Recommended total weight on board
170-500 lbs
77-227 k
Estimated weight*
55-70 lbs.
25-32 k

*Weight of hull: Hull weight will depend on chosen build options, quality of materials used and skill of the builder.

 

Always wear your Personal Floatation Device!

Bill of Materials

Plywood:

5sheets total

Epoxy Resin (With 15% waste factor)

1.5 - 2.5 gallons (6-10 L)

Fiberglass Tape: 100 yards (92 m)
Wood Flour 2 quart (2 L)
This BOM is for a basic hull. Click here all build options and a downloadable BOM.
Cost:

Cost to build range from about $360 for a basic hull to $800 using top quality material to get the lightest overall weight and top quality.

Labor:

The hull will required about 55-65 hours to complete. These times are rough estimates and will vary according to the skill of the builder. Please note these are "hands on" hours and do not include the time waiting for epoxy to cure.
More:
Visit our Customer Service Forum to ask questions or see what others are saying about this design.
A careful first time builder could build this kayak with good results.
Plans Packing List:
  • Simple to follow, detailed drawings of each part with all dimensions required to layout and cut from flat plywood sheets.
  • Nesting drawings for the best plywood layout with all panels clearly labeled.
  • Drawings list
    • Plan and Profile
    • Nesting
    • Panel Drawings on A size paper (11" x 17")
    • Frames and Bulkheads
    • Quality Assurance Drawings
  • Specific and highly detailed building manual for this boat. 38 pages in all!
  • Bill Of Materials.

 

 

 


 
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