mini sea kayak with a flat planing hull does a little of everything:
sea touring, surfing,
rock gardening, working out, "cheater" rolling,
The flat planing hull, or as I like to call
it, "the maximum low chine," is more than just for
the buoyancy footprint to
allow for a compact design and improves tracking.
Length: 11', 9", width: 21 1/2", depth
at front of cockpit: 10", depth at rear of cockpit: 6 1/2",
maximum paddler size: 6', 2" tall and
The flat planing hull (bow view).
It's not going to win any races or surfing contests,
but it's pure fun to paddle, and the rougher the better.
Almost as much foot room as the Point Bennett
and space for camping gear in the front hatch.
Low rear deck for easy lay-back rolls and space
for camping gear in the rear hatch.
Don't need no stinkin' saddles!
of Duane hand rolling the Mini Benny. Video by Mark Sanders.
The instructions for building the Mini Benny are online at the
link below. You may use the instructions to build your own kayak for
The Point Bennett Sea Kayak
Building the Mini Benny
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