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RED RYDER



Here floats RED RYDER in a swimming pool with her builder, Rip Graham of St. Simons Island, Georgia, aboard.  His wife Charlotte took the pictures and shared Rip’s project with us. Rip built modified version of Tom Yost’s Nikumi design for a 17′ x 22″ Aluetian Baidarka touring kayak. Rip covered a frame of South American pine with a skin of 22-ounce reinforced PVC fabric. He also built the paddle and internal airbags. “It tracks straight as a laser and is a blast to paddle.” Rip reports. He enjoys paddling the waters near his home in coastal Georgia.



DESIGN SPECS
LOA (feet):
17′ 
0″
Beam (feet):
1′ 
10″
Type/Rig/Power:
Nikumi Aleutian Baidarka Kayak
Home Port:
St. Simons Island, Georgia
Designer Name:
Tom Yost
Builder Name:
Rip Graham
Launching Date:
January 22, 2012
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Comments

Submitted by JamesV on

That's an awesome looking boat. What better place to try it out than in the swimming pool.