|Length||5.6 metres ( 18.5 feet )|
|Width||51 cm ( 20 inches )|
|Weight||16.7 kg ( 37 lb )|
|Cockpit||50 cm round or 59 cm * 43 cm oval|
The Tulugaaq skin-on-frame is optimized for rolling. It is also reasonably stable and comfortable in rough water…I paddled it in surf to test it’s rough water handling and stability. Tulugaaq is the Inuit word for raven. This is a kayak for serious rollers. You must have basic Greenland rolling skills to qualify for this qajaq.
- This is NOT a historical reproduction qayaq. It is a modern design optimized for Greenland rolling.
- The low backrest allows the roller to lie flat on the back deck.
- The masik and knee brace combination avoids pressure points on the legs.
- Padding on the sides keeps the roller centred in the seat.
- The ribs are bent over forms to control the shape. The boxy profile makes the qayaq more stable in the upright position.
- The Tulugaaq can be modified to suit an individual kayaker. I also have an smaller version ( 18 inch beam ) designed for smaller people.
- Here is a post on the latest Tulugaaq build
Joan Rolling the Tulugaaq 18
Reale Rolling the Tulugaaq 18
Rolling with the Tulugaaq
Pros and Cons of a Greenland Kayak
The comfort of a Greenland rolling kayak can be greatly improved with a 3″ thick foam backrest.