Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Kayak Noise - Mysto Design Sketches

New Mysto styling..........

Here is the final sketch of the Mysto and a couple pictures of the finished boat.

Design Sketches

These are sketches done while we were developing the Old Town Vapor rec boat. The first one was the favorite design out of about 30 concepts. The project name was the rush that's why you see it on the side.

These are sketches working out the details like deck lines, bungees and the tankwell area. Doing visuals really helps everyone understand where the design is going.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chatham 16 Airsled

Great air time. You can hear how hard the boat hits on landing. Looks like great fun.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Groovey Surf Boat

Here are some pictures of the Groovy. This is one I later put fins in you can see the fin boxes in the hull.

Finless at the Lane

The video below is of me surfing at Steamers lane, Santa Cruz, Ca. I'm paddling a Groovy. A boat that I shaped with a surf board shaper in California about 10 years ago. I learned a lot working with him. Board shapers that I've meet over the years have been some of the most interesting people I've ever meet. The boat here has no fins you can see how loose it is. Easy for spins but loses a lot of speed in the turns. I can't imagine not using fins now you get so much more drive. The picture above is of a Spyder with fins in. You can see how much more speed is generated.

Finless at the Lane

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Hurricane Bill

This is John Regan out in New Hampshire when hurricane Bill hit. He's paddling in a Spyder surf kayak. Thanks for the photos John.