2013 Wahoo FSK – FL

Posted By Dan Caouette

2013 Wahoo FSK - Approval Drawing
2013 Wahoo FSK – Approval Drawing


Wahoo FSK (Fast Sea Kayak) built during the Winter of 2013/2014 for Wil in Florida. It has a core of western red and northern white cedar with an ultra-light competition fiberglass layup. The hull exterior is finished with white polyurethane and clear coat with a bright deck exterior and interior. Outfitted with Nelo Kayaks footbrace and tiller, Composite Engineering – Van Dusen Racing Boats rudder, and carbon fiber seat that is integral with the aft bulkhead. Carbon tube deck hardware with limited bungees and hatches held with internal bungees. Built exclusively with Entropy Resin Super Sap CLR bio-based epoxy.

JDW decalThe Wahoo (aka LComp) was designed by John Winters, a world renown canoe and kayak designer as a open water competition sea kayak targeted for smaller paddlers. It is 18′ long x 20″ wide. The design is owned by Lisa Huntington and Jim Budi.

– Ultra-light Performance fiberglass lay up
– Coaming: Solid carbon fiber (twill weave), 33″ x 16″ (76 x 40.6 cm) competition size.
– Seat: Carbon fiber cast with aft bulkhead
– Steering: Nelo K1 foot brace, tiller and Van Dusen Racing kick-up rudder


Design = John Winters “Wahoo”
Length (Overall) = 18′-0” (549.0 cm)
Beam (Overall) = 20.1″ (80.5 cm)
Displacement = 200 lbs (90.9 kg)
Prismatic Coef = 0.59
Finished Weight = 29.5 lb (13.4 kg)
Bare Weight = 27.0 lb (12.3 kg)

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