long will it take to build my Foldak?
The Foldak is a quick
boat to build as it is made from so few pieces. It has a simple keel
assembly, a pair of drop down plywood floors and four laminated hoops
covered with PVC cloth. What takes the most time is waiting 24 hours for
each hoop to set before you can use the jig for the next one.
much will a Foldak cost to build?
£250, but this figure can go either way depending on the
quality of the materials you choose to build your dinghy with.
sell a Foldak kit?
Foldak is only available in plan form. But don't let this stop you! All
you need is a jigsaw and a plane and you can cut out all the pieces
yourself in just a few hours
long does it take to assemble?
practice Foldak can be assembled, ready for launching in about one
there a sailing version?
Not yet but a Foldak should sail well. With its long length it should
have a good turn of speed. Like the Fliptail, the Foldak will use a lee
board bolted to one side.
Can I fit an outboard engine?
The Foldak does not have a transom so it is not possible to fit an
well does it paddle?
much does a Foldak weigh?
Foldak weighs from about 20 kilos.
personalise my Foldak?
The plans include many ideas for doing this, from changing the colour of
the cloth to choosing a different wood.
is the fabric that Foldak is built from?
have any experience, can I still build an Foldak Folding Canoe?
It's a PVC fabric like the kind seen on truck
easily available and the plans include all the necessary info about what
weight of cloth to buy and where to get it.
not need to have any experience building boats, you only need very basic
woodworking skills, and a few tools such as a jigsaw and a plane.
are the Foldak's folded Dimensions?
(375cm) Long - 14" (35cm) Wide - 6" (15cm) High. (figures approximate)
The Foldak has built in handles in the floors making it very easy to
carry when folded.
are the Foldak's assembled Dimensions?
(375cm) Long - 28" (70cm) Wide - 14" (35cm) High. (figures approximate)
Tell me more about the plans
The metric plans have 60 pages, over 70 photos and even bonus
sections full of useful information. The plans come as a PDF file and
are about 5 mb in size. The Plans can be downloaded immediately from
this site via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account, and you
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