I finished up a Tadpole that I’ve been building for my great nieces and nephews. It was such a fun project. It came together much faster than the Long Shots. I can’t wait to paddle with the kids. Thanks for the plans Jeff.
My son outgrew his Kidyak, so we built him a Tadpole. We finished it a week or two back, but didn't have a chance to launch until today. It was a little windy and choppy, but everybody stayed right-side-up! Frames are 12mm Hydrotek, stringers are WRC and coaming is ash. (I have a cedar dealer down the road, and found enough free scrap in their bin a few weeks back for two Tadpoles and most of a Ravenswood without any scarfs!) It came in at about 16 lbs ready to launch, finished in 8oz polyester.