The Foldak is an easy to build 12 foot folding canoe. Like the Fliptail it consists of a central keel, drop down floors, four hoops and a reinforced PVC skin. It unfolds in less than a minute and all the pieces needed to assemble it are always attached so you won’t arrive at the water’s edge missing a vital piece. It is stable, tracks well yet is easy to turn. Designed to be used with either a single paddle or a double kayak paddle.
We have specialized in Feathercraft folding kayaks since 1996 and have become familiar with SOAR inflatable canoes and Alpacka pack rafts since our move to Colorado in 2006. We regularly use these craft and the Kokatat dry suits and paddling gear we stock.
Our first-hand knowledge of these world-renowned portable boats and our commitment to provide you with personal, efficient service and factory-direct prices makes Folding Kayak Adventures your best source for Feathercraft kayaks, SOAR inflatable canoes, Alpacka pack rafts and paddling accessories.
We also carry Kokatat dry suits and watersports wear and expedition paddling gear, including four-piece paddles, life jackets, dry bags, safety equipment, and some camping gear.
A neat and extensive blog by some folks that will jump in and do anything. They have home built submarines, ROVs (remote operated vehicles – underwater), metal working, etc. Check out the build log of the origami boat for details.
If your interests are in exploration, discovery and adventure then what better than a boat to take you where you want to go. SV Seeker is our 74 foot steel origami hull, junk rigged, cargo, motor sailer. Once completed she will be a part time research/charter vessel and full time home on the water.
Wooden Widget has come through with another nifty design, the Fliptail.
I got started with Benjy’s Origami design, which is a surprisingly stable and versatile little boat. The Fliptail looks to be a lighter design (important in this type of boat), that is still stable and usable.
It’s an art exhibit, and to me honestly looks more like "wads" of paper instead of the Origami they were trying for (maybe had a bit of a problem getting it launched), but still kind of neat. Created for an art exhibit type thing.
I do wonder where they get pieces of paper that large.
Ben Okopnik, a long-time active participant on theOrigamiBoats mailing list has created a neat online, searchable archive of the list. Might be worth checking out if you are looking for something, or just don’t want to deal with Yahoo’s interface.
Given that I’ve done some email parsing and display work in the past, this isn’t as easy as you might think. Impressive work, Ben!
Here’s another design based around corrugated plastic. Site is a little thin on details, although there have been links from Make and Gizmodo (that second one has a picture of a actual craft).
Our friends a Eli Boat also have a blurb up with a picture of a craft in the water… I think it’s the same boat.
Origami boat is a light folding dinghy for sailing fun.
Almost three meters long, Origami boat carries one adult and its extreme lightweight structure makes it exciting to sail. Afterwards it folds up into a flat pack to the same size as a windsurf board and can be easily carried by one person, transported on a car, stowed on a flight or stored in that little space in your garage.