1931 Kayak from Disko Bay, Greenland
16'6" x 21.5" {5.03m x 54.6cm} or 18' x 23"

To my mind, the 1931 Disko Bay is one of the classic West Greenland style qajaqs, and it has been
reproduced in large numbers by builders looking for an authentic and great
handling boat.  
Disko Bay is fast, comfortable, stable and rolls exceptionally well - a
perfect all around boat with a real history.
Scroll down for info on the larger DISKO DREADNOUGHT.
Order plans HERE


What makes this one an "original" design? This:

She's been modified for non-traditional construction. Instead of dozens of steam bent
ribs, laboriously mortised and pegged into the gunwales, there are just a few marine plywood frames. The stems, too, are ply. The result is a boat that is vastly quicker and easier to construct, but looks and performs exactly the same as the original. Other modifications include a standard sized cockpit (18"x30") and a slightly raised masik for more leg room. Neither of these mods influence the handling, at all, and you can certainly build yours with a traditional sized cockpit coaming and less legroom, if you prefer.
     Canadian Museum of Civilization catalog # IV-A-375.
17' long, 22" wide, weight about 26lbs {12kg}.
 The Disko Bay is suitable for paddlers up to a maximum of about 205lbs {93kg}.
If you are a larger paddler, then consider building the DISKO DREADNOUGHT, instead. The DD is an otherwise identical, scaled up version of the Disko Bay, useful for boaters up to 250lbs {113kg}. Note that either of these boats will be a tight fit if you are approaching the top end of their capacity. The Disko Dreadnought is 18' x 23" {5.48m x 58.4cm}. When ordering, simply make a note that you want the Disko Dreadnought patterns and I'll send them instead!

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