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This beauty is a PBK 27 (Sea Scout) built by Rob Brown. To read full article CLICK HERE.

Rob uses a specialist aircraft fabric to cover his canoe which he admits may not be as cheap and easily to use as the recommended PVC and Canvas, see below.

PBK kayaks, designed by Percy Blandford.

Plans for these and other kayaks are available online from www.clarkcraft.com

A plywood only version of a PBK is available as a kit from http://www.ottersports.com

The hull is now made from 18oz PVC. This material is used for truck covers and can be found in the Yellow Pages under tarpaulin makers and marquee manufacturers. The decks are 10-12oz proofed canvas (unpainted to be allowed to breath). 12-15oz proofed canvas can also be used for the hull if it is painted with two coats of spirit based top coat, but PVC is stronger, does not need painting and is maintenance free. For more info visit www.yostwerks.com/SkinMenu.html or download Chapter 6 from Canoes and Canoeing.

Below are two canvas and PVC suppliers in the UK.

www.Tarps.co.uk
9 Fairfield Park • Five Lanes • Launceston • Cornwall • PL15 7RQ
Phone/Fax: 01566 880116 • Mobile: 07770 543215
email: john @ tarps.co.uk

The Protective Textile Co Ltd
Canvas Works, Cox Lane, Chessington, Surrey KT9 1SG United Kingdom
T · (44) 020 8974 1271 F · (44) 020 8974 1957

If anyone knows more sources for this material, please let me know as this is the most frequently asked question. acsrrrm@brunel.ac.uk.

 

PBK20

DOUBLE TOURING 15 A very stable and sea worthy two seater which has sufficient beam to carry a sail. Very roomy and popular as a touring kayak. Plans include detail for sail rigs and paddles. Plans with full size patterns. Design No. BK 20 KAYAK CANVAS - TOURING DOUBLE 15 DATA LENGTH . 15' BEAM 32" COCKPIT LENGTH 7' DRAFT 6" CAPACITY 600 LBS. Plans for this and other kayaks are available online from www.clarkcraft.com

PBK10

SHORT TOURING 11 The shortest stable kayak capable of carrying a man and his camping gear. Very economical in size and building cost. Suitable for most waters, particularly small streams and rivers. Plans include detail for sail rigs, paddles, and transport trolley. Plans with full size patterns. Design No. BK 10 KAYAK CANVAS - SHORT TOURING 11 DATA LENGTH . 11' BEAM 28" COCKPIT LENGTH 48" DRAFT 5" CAPACITY 300 LBS. Plans for this and other kayaks are available online from www.clarkcraft.com

PBK14

A fabric covered white water single seat canoe, with an oval cockpit and plywood side decks, no outside wood parts and fabric sides to the seat; making it suitable for advanced strokes, shooting rapids, slalom and surfing. It has ample stability for a beginner and is no more difficult to build than other fabric covered canoes. Plans include cockpit cover. Plans with full size patterns. KAYAK CANVAS - RACING 14 DATA LENGTH . 13' 6" BEAM 24" COCKPIT LENGTH 80" DRAFT 3" Plans for this and other kayaks are available online from www.clarkcraft.com

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