- Koryak Kayak
- Museum of the Peoples of the USSR, St. Petersberg, MEP 11413
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- Length - 10' 6"
- Beam - 28.0"
- Depth to Sheer - 13.0"
- Weight - 42.3 lbs.
- Loaded kayak stable to
The Koryak kayak is the shortest full-sized hunting kayak. One
(MAE ) is only 8' long. The paddles are another unique feature. About the size
and shape of ping-pong paddles, they are attached to the kayak with a lanyard.
This kayak was used in Kamchatka for hunting seals near shore. With its small
volume, seals must have been towed ashore. Otherwise the deck would have
been awash. The kayak's width compensates for the deep V-shaped bottom to
keep it reasonably stable.
06 Jul 2014
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