Model: Length: Hull Weight: Beam: Max Payload: Cockpit Size: Paddler Weight: Knee Height: Max. Men's Shoe Size: Rowing Draft:
Runner 17' 0" 45 lbs. 20 in. 350 lbs. 16x31 150 - 230 lbs. 11" 12 4"
Runner Configurations:
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Standard Configurations:
Complete Kit - Runner
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Alternative Configurations:

Wood Parts Only Kit
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Full-Size Plans
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Additional Components:

Recess Hatch Kit
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Runner Bulkheads
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Flush Hatch Kit [Runner Style]
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This 17' x 20" [5.2m x49cm] strip-planked kayak is from the drawing board of Nick Schade. Nick writes:

[The Runner] is designed for comfort and speed in rough water. With a lot of capacity for gear, it can be used as an efficient expedition vessel while being fast, quick, and fun as a day tripper. It will excel at downwind runs. The full-length waterline maximizes its speed potential, and the shallow-V stern with hard chines provides planing and control surfaces while surfing. Substantial rocker keeps the long waterline responsive and maneuverable.

Designed to be used with a stern mount rudder (sold separately), it is still well-balanced, so it can be paddled without the rudder. The rudder adds considerable efficiency while paddling distances, riding waves downwind, and playing in tide races and surf. The hatch recesses are intended for installation of standard rubber kayak hatches with plastic hatch rings. Drawings are included for flush wooden hatches typical of strip-built kayaks. Kits are available for both hatch options. 

The prototype was built with standard sea kayak rubber hatches recessed in the deck with four different hatch volumes: Front, Rear, Day and a "Whiskey" hatch in front of the cockpit. The kayak plans include these options and patterns for flush wooden hatches for all the same. Also included in the plans is a recessed, deck-mounted compass. Another option included in the plans is a system to mount a surf-ski-style footboard which adds great ergonomics for powerful paddling.