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.

Our strip-built and hybrid kits ship with 50% Western Red and 50% Alaskan Yellow cedar bead & cove strips. Photos on our website and printed materials may show patterns and accent strips with walnut or other materials. Optional walnut strips are available and can be shipped with kit orders

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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Wood Duck 10 Hybrid | 11 Foot Little Auk | Mill Creek 13