Q: What is the Foldak's maximum carrying capacity?
Approximately 150 kilos. Two persons.
The Foldak has been designed to use either a single paddle or a double kayak paddle. The Foldak slips along with very little effort. It tracks well yet turns easily.
Q: How long will it take to build my Foldak?
The Foldak is a quick boat to build as it is made from so few pieces. It has a simple keel assembly, a pair of drop down plywood floors and four laminated hoops covered with PVC cloth. What takes the most time is waiting 24 hours for each hoop to set before you can use the jig for the next one.
Q: How much will a Foldak cost to build?
From 300 Euros, but this figure can go either way depending on the quality of the materials you choose to build your dinghy with.
Q: Do you sell a Foldak kit?
Sorry no, Foldak is only available in plan form. But don't let this stop you! All you need is a jigsaw and a plane and you can cut out all the pieces yourself in just a few hours
Q: How long does it take to assemble?
With practice Foldak can be assembled, ready for launching in about one minute.
Q: Is there a sailing version?
Not yet but a Foldak should sail well. With its long length it should have a good turn of speed. Like the Fliptail, the Foldak will use a lee board bolted to one side.
Q: Can I fit an outboard engine?
The Foldak does not have a transom so it is not possible to fit an outboard.
Q: How well does it paddle?
Q: How much does a Foldak weigh?

Foldak weighs from about 20 kilos.
Q: Can I personalise my Foldak?
Yes! The plans include many ideas for doing this, from changing the colour of the cloth to choosing a different wood.
Q: What is the fabric that Foldak is built from?
Q: I don't have any experience, can I still build an Foldak Folding Canoe?
It's a PVC fabric like the kind seen on truck sides. It is easily available and the plans include all the necessary info about what weight of cloth to buy and where to get it.
You do not need to have any experience building boats, you only need very basic woodworking skills, and a few tools such as a jigsaw and a plane.
Q: What are the Foldak's folded Dimensions?
12' (375cm) Long - 14" (35cm) Wide - 6" (15cm) High. (figures approximate) The Foldak has built in handles in the floors making it very easy to carry when folded.
Q: What are the Foldak's assembled Dimensions?
12' (375cm) Long - 28" (70cm) Wide - 14" (35cm) High. (figures approximate)
Q: Tell me more about the plans
The metric plans have 60 pages, over 70 photos and even bonus sections full of useful information. The plans come as a PDF file and are about 5 mb in size. The Plans can be downloaded immediately from this site via PayPal. You do not need to have a PayPal account, and you can pay with your credit card. Upon completion of your payment you will be given an option to either save or open the plans. Save the plans to your hard drive. You will receive an email confirmation.

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