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Kayak 42"L

Kayak 42"L

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Price: $499.50
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Item # : OH-B078


  
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This is a beautiful model of the wooden kayak. 100% hand built using western red cedar from canada. It was built using "strip built" method which is the same as building the full size kayak.  It comes with 1 set of kayak paddle and a wooden display stand.

Dimensions:  L: 42  W: 5.5  H: 5"

History:

The word "kayak" means "man's boat" or "hunter's boat", and native kayaks were a very personal craft, built by the man who would use them, fitting his measures, for maximum maneuverability A kayak is a small human-powered boat. It typically has a covered deck, and a cockpit covered by a spraydeck. It is propelled by a double-bladed paddle by a sitting paddler.

The kayak was used by the native Ainu, Aleut and Eskimo hunters in sub-arctic regions of northeastern Asia, North America and Greenland. Kayaks were originally developed by indigenous people living in the Arctic regions, who used the boats to hunt on inland lakes, rivers and the coastal waters of the Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic, Bering Sea and North
Pacific oceans. Archaeologists have found evidence indicating that kayaks are at least 4000 years old. The oldest still existing kayaks are exhibited in the North America department of the State Museum of Ethnology in Munich.

Modern kayaks have evolved into numerous specialized types, that may be broadly categorized according to their application as sea kayaks, whitewater (or river) kayaks, surf kayaks, and racing kayaks (flat water, white water, or slalom), though many hybrid types exist as well, broadly labeled recreational kayaks.

Modern kayaks come in a wide variety of designs and materials for specialized purposes. Kayaks are commonly referred to as canoes in Great Britain and Ireland.

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