The Nikumi, 2010, 17 ft x 21 in X 10.5 in, Pine, marine plywood, nylon fabric and twine, tinted polyurethane
The Nikumi, 2010, 17 ft x 21 in X 10.5 in, Pine, marine plywood, nylon fabric and twine, tinted polyurethane

The Nikumi

This kayak is a hand-built, peg-and-lash, skin-on-frame, multi-chine Baidarka. I finished it during the winter of 2010, just as the weather was warming up. The design is by Tom Yost and the kayak building class was taught by Jack Gilman at JFK Marina in Yonkers, NY.