14' 10" Kite Cedar Strip Canoe Kit
- Overall Length: 14’10”
- Waterline Length: 14’-2.5”
- Maximum Beam: 30”
- Waterline Beam: 27 ¼”
- Bow Height: 19”
- Center Height: 12 ¼”
- Stern Height: 16”
- Draft: 3.2”
- Bow Rocker: 1.73”
- Stern Rocker: 0.82”
- Designed Load: 283 lbs.
The Kite is a slightly modified version of the Osprey, with the only difference being the tumblehome section. On the Kite, the chine sweeps gracefully all the way from the tip of the bow to the tip of the stern. But what a difference this makes!!!
All of the handling characteristics of Kite are identical to the Osprey, but, to my eye in any case, the looks are far superior. Running the chine all the way to the ends results in the gunwales in the bow and stern quarters being closer together, with a narrower "eve" for the decks. Although the hull below is the same old Osprey we know and love, the look is sleek and fast. Although there are a few 'tricks' to planking the chine, which we show you with the plans, it is actually easier overall to build than on the Osprey. On that canoe, the chine has too transition smoothly back into the straight sides of the hull, and this transition can be difficult to do well.
Our kits are now available in a more affordable option to our full-length (20') strips in order to lower shipping and lumber costs. The base price listed is our "Shorty Kit" price but you can still choose the full size strips in the product options, giving you the full size canoe kit. Shorty kit strips are 2' to a maximum of 7' 10" with a minimum 80% of the strips being between 5' - 7'10". We offer the shorty kit strips in Western Red Cedar, East White Cedar, or a 50/50 split. All other kit contents are the same as full length kits.
For information of what is included in your cedar strip kit, click here.
For information on our shorty kits, click here.