Chop Shop for Kayaks

That's right I'm thinking of chopping into the Deck of my Solstice and making the cockpit longer and less restrictive like an Epic 18X or like the flatwater racing kayaks I've seen.  I wonder what is the best way to go about it.  Please let me know if you have suggestions for the easiest method!


  1. Save your self some Money and Time, I would buy another boat and not chop up the CD.

  2. Seems like it wouldn't be any harder than building a coaming for a wood boat. Just cut out the hole however large you want it, lay some minicell foam around the opening, carve to the right shape, put some saran-wrap on with release agent and glass over with fiberglass or carbon. There are some write-ups on the web if you look around... Good luck.