A version of Manasse Mathaeussen's last kayak (16' long x 20 1/4" wide;
wide for a hunting kayak but 5 3/4" deep at the back of the cockpit x 7
3/4" at the front --both
measured from keel bottom to deckbeam top-- and just 28 lbs dry -- it's the 'old man's' hunting /teaching boat from the QAJAQ KLUBBEN video, but slightly
changed -- the same general numbers as Mnnasse's original but this boat narrowing more quickly toward both bow and stern --this feature caused by a probably aesthetically driven mistake that I then decided I liked the look and feel and promise of-- my cockpit also made a bit longer too but not by mistake, and two half-width front deck equipment-lines omitted out of laziness, a stern knob added to settle the whole boat down, plastic ribs replaced by oak because I couldn't find plastic I thought was right and because I also remembered that all the plastic ribs in the Manasse kayak ended up broken, and of course the sealskin cover changed to 8oz. nylon --a kind of replica I think, at least a semi, and a tight elegant boat anyway --a wonderful one to paddle too: calm, tight, extremely responsive even in wild choppy seas).
Also a few comparisons between my 'replica', another built last summer by Andrew Lukban after studing the QK video, and the boat Manasse actually built in the 1970's.
red=Manasse Mathaeussen original
green=Andrew Lukban 'replica'
white=Richard Nonas 'replica'
Top figure shows the difference between Manasse and Andrew deck-widths.
Middle figure shows the difference between Andrew and Richard deck-widths.
Bottom figure shows the difference between Manasse and Richard deck-widths.
link to photos of 1789 Disko Bay kayak replica