Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Paddler Weight: Knee Height: Max. Men's Shoe Size:
Wood Duck 12 Hybrid 12' 0" 40 lbs. 30 in. 350 lbs. 38" x 20" 80 - 250 lbs. 13" 14

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Wood Duck 12 Hybrid Configurations:
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Standard Configurations:
Complete Kit
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Alternative Configurations:

Wood Parts Only Kit
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Plans & Manual Only
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Manual Only
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Study Plans - Emailed PDF
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Materials List for Plans Builders:
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The Wood Duck 12 Hybrid substitutes cedar strips for the standard plywood deck, while the stitch-and-glue hull and underbody are identical to the standard version.  Thus it's a "hybrid" of strip-planking and stitch-and-glue building techniques. Wood Duck Hybrids offer builders with more woodworking skills the opportunity to customize their kayaks with creative strip patterns and designs.  As a curious historical note, "hybrid" as a term describing a plywood kayak with a cedar-stripped deck actually predates the rise of the hybrid automobile.  We still get a lot of emails wondering if the Wood Duck Hybrids are electric-powered (they are not). 

The Wood Duck 12 Hybrid is a recreational kayak designed for people of all shapes and sizes to enjoy on the water.  With a big cockpit and ample stability, the emphasis is on comfort.  But these boats really paddle well!  Speed is excellent:  a Wood Duck 12 can cover a lot of miles in a day, while tracking is solid in stiff crosswinds.

Build this boat if:

  • You need a stable, comfortable kayak with a beautiful cedar-strip deck
  • You need a kayak that fits nearly all sizes
  • You want speed AND stability in one kayak
  • Ease of construction is important

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