Estimating material needed for a cedar strip kayak

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by cthippo, May 26, 2011.

  1. cthippo
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    cthippo Senior Member

    Is there a general formula for estimating how much material I need for a cedar strip kayak of a given size?
     
  2. Lurvio
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    Lurvio Mad scientist

    I guess surface area + 10 to 25 % waste, depending on shape and quality/lenght of strips and the effort given to save them.

    Lurvio
     
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