Orca 17 Boat Plans (SK17)
[SK17] This model is designed for extended expedition touring, carrying a
large load safely and with ample stability.
$40.00 – $65.00
This boat features an inverted V-shaped foredeck, which sheds water quickly and keeps your lap dry. In calm weather, you won’t need a sprayskirt. The moderately high bow provides buoyancy in steep waves but is not so high that it promotes weathercocking in side winds. This boat, with it’s shallow V hull will provide good initial stability and feel comfortable for a beginner. This model is designed for extended expedition touring, carrying a large load safely and with ample stability. Boats with a narrow beam (under 23″) are faster but require constant attention from an experienced paddler. Unlike the Orca, they are not the sort of boat you can comfortably take off a sweater or take a few pictures with your paddle sitting across the cockpit.
LOA: 16'-11 5/8" " 5,17 m Max. Beam: 23 5/8" " .60 m Displacement at Designed WL: 457 lbs. 208 kg Material: Stitch & Glue