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Epoxy application problem *PIC*

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:27
I'm having an issue with MAS resin and slow hardener. In the photos you can see that the epoxy appears to have pulled away from some areas while curing. I had this happen on almost all of the underside of the deck. The photos are from the inside of the hull. Here's what I did: I sanded the ...
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Epoxy application problem *PIC*

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 07:27
I'm having an issue with MAS resin and slow hardener. In the photos you can see that the epoxy appears to have pulled away from some areas while curing. I had this happen on almost all of the underside of the deck. The photos are from the inside of the hull. Here's what I did: I sanded the ...
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Other Magnetic Hatch closures- consensus?

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:30
For the past few years I've been suing SeaLect 'rubber' type hatches in deck recesses in my boats. I'm thinking about putting a home-made hatch into a boat project in the future, and magnets seem like a way to ensure that the hatch is 'pulled down' on to the seal. I have ...
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Other Magnetic Hatch closures- consensus?

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:30
For the past few years I've been suing SeaLect 'rubber' type hatches in deck recesses in my boats. I'm thinking about putting a home-made hatch into a boat project in the future, and magnets seem like a way to ensure that the hatch is 'pulled down' on to the seal. I have ...
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Strip Joining Deck to Hull

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 17:05
Things are progressing well and I'm getting close to joining the deck to the hull. My kit came with 9 oz tape, but I have a bunch of scrap 4 oz cloth left. I'll use the tape on the interior joint because I have it, but I'm wondering how transparent it will be on the outside. Would it be ...
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Strip Joining Deck to Hull

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 17:05
Things are progressing well and I'm getting close to joining the deck to the hull. My kit came with 9 oz tape, but I have a bunch of scrap 4 oz cloth left. I'll use the tape on the interior joint because I have it, but I'm wondering how transparent it will be on the outside. Would it be ...
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Strip Retrofit rudder for Guillemot

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 07:44
Hi All, After spending an afternoon in 2-3' waves in SF Bay yesterday, I was told I should get a rudder. I built the Guillemot design 3 years ago and have had a real good time in the calmer waters around SF bay. I'd like to be prepared for the waves next time. A couple of questions: Is ...
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Strip Retrofit rudder for Guillemot

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 07:44
Hi All, After spending an afternoon in 2-3' waves in SF Bay yesterday, I was told I should get a rudder. I built the Guillemot design 3 years ago and have had a real good time in the calmer waters around SF bay. I'd like to be prepared for the waves next time. A couple of questions: Is ...
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S&G: Do you glass your wood coamings?

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:04
Friends are building a Pygmy S&G kit. I suggested that they consider 'wrapping' glass from under the deck, up and over the plywood coaming riser and coaming lip. They have talked to other builders, including the folks at Pygmy, and have gotten the response that it's 'unheard of' ...
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S&G: Do you glass your wood coamings?

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 10:04
Friends are building a Pygmy S&G kit. I suggested that they consider 'wrapping' glass from under the deck, up and over the plywood coaming riser and coaming lip. They have talked to other builders, including the folks at Pygmy, and have gotten the response that it's 'unheard of' ...
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Epoxy Fiberglass repair *PIC*

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 17:14
I was getting ready to put a final fill coat on the inside of my hull when I noticed a bubble. I started poking around and noticed that it was soft. I used 6 oz glass and MAS epoxy with slow hardener. The hull has been glassed for about 3 weeks and I didn't notice the bubble until today. I cut ...
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Epoxy Fiberglass repair *PIC*

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 17:14
I was getting ready to put a final fill coat on the inside of my hull when I noticed a bubble. I started poking around and noticed that it was soft. I used 6 oz glass and MAS epoxy with slow hardener. The hull has been glassed for about 3 weeks and I didn't notice the bubble until today. I cut ...
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Other MATB

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 12:54
Thanks Nick for another great Meet at the Beach
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Other MATB

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 12:54
Thanks Nick for another great Meet at the Beach
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Strip wood/rigid seat mounting

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 03:45
Hello all, I've searched through many posts focusing on home-built wooden seats but have not picked up much in the way of consensus on best mounting practices. A rigid seat obviously creates the potential for strong pressure points that wouldn't be an issue with a foam seat. One of ...
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Strip wood/rigid seat mounting

Fri, 06/02/2017 - 03:45
Hello all, I've searched through many posts focusing on home-built wooden seats but have not picked up much in the way of consensus on best mounting practices. A rigid seat obviously creates the potential for strong pressure points that wouldn't be an issue with a foam seat. One of ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Announce Meet at the Beach - Picnic - Saturday, June 3rd.

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 16:15
Once again, the Groton, CT Meet at the Beach will be happening along with the ConnYak annual picnic. People will be bringing food and snack. Usually there is more than enough food for everyone, but if you are coming and want to bring a little potluck goodness, please feel free. ...
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Announce Meet at the Beach - Picnic - Saturday, June 3rd.

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 16:15
Once again, the Groton, CT Meet at the Beach will be happening along with the ConnYak annual picnic. People will be bringing food and snack. Usually there is more than enough food for everyone, but if you are coming and want to bring a little potluck goodness, please feel free. ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

S&G: Which one?

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 13:29
3 mm plywood with 6oz glass inside and out or 4mm plywood with 4oz glass inside and out
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S&G: Which one?

Mon, 05/29/2017 - 13:29
3 mm plywood with 6oz glass inside and out or 4mm plywood with 4oz glass inside and out
Categories: Kayak Forum