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Epoxy Saving an old Kayak

Sat, 07/22/2017 - 12:01
Full disclosure I have never built a boat. My kayaking experience is limited to occasional outings on Hobie open cockpit boats with my wife and our two dogs. A new phase of kayaking may have entered my life with a discovery last summer when walking my dog. A neighbor was being relocated to senior ...
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Strip Cutting strips *PIC*

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:52
Having trouble with extreme angle cuts near cockpit. Wondering if there was an easier way to make these.
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Strip Cutting strips *PIC*

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 07:52
Having trouble with extreme angle cuts near cockpit. Wondering if there was an easier way to make these.
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S&G: Advice for bashed in stitch and glue *PIC*

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:37
" border="0" alt=""> Looking for advise on best way to repair a kayak with damage. This is an Artic tern 17 High, I bought used and enjoyed it, but it was damaged in shipping when we moved. The crack has torn apart the wood, so the damage inside is about 1.5 away from the crack on the outside. ...
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S&G: Advice for bashed in stitch and glue *PIC*

Sun, 07/16/2017 - 15:37
" border="0" alt=""> Looking for advise on best way to repair a kayak with damage. This is an Artic tern 17 High, I bought used and enjoyed it, but it was damaged in shipping when we moved. The crack has torn apart the wood, so the damage inside is about 1.5 away from the crack on the outside. ...
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Other Sharing Cayuco Culture

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 06:26
Hello, I want to share info on our "traditional" racing canoes here in Panama. Cayuco is the name we give to our boats, it comes from the same name our indigenous tribes use for their pirogues, canoes made from hollowed out trees The boats we use are the same pirogues but shaped to match a ...
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Other Sharing Cayuco Culture

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 06:26
Hello, I want to share info on our "traditional" racing canoes here in Panama. Cayuco is the name we give to our boats, it comes from the same name our indigenous tribes use for their pirogues, canoes made from hollowed out trees The boats we use are the same pirogues but shaped to match a ...
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Strip STRIP BUILT KAYAK DECK

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:55
Hello, new guy here, Im currently building a K1 its my first strip build but the the hull came out nice and fast (no staples , infinite bungee cords and tape as clamps) I already flipped it and stuff. I started stripping the deck but its curvature and rolling bevel was making this way harder ...
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Strip STRIP BUILT KAYAK DECK

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 04:55
Hello, new guy here, Im currently building a K1 its my first strip build but the the hull came out nice and fast (no staples , infinite bungee cords and tape as clamps) I already flipped it and stuff. I started stripping the deck but its curvature and rolling bevel was making this way harder ...
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Epoxy Blisters/Delamination Help *PIC*

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 13:32
Was getting ready to repaint the bottom on my Borealis XL when I noticed the two blisters in the pics below. One is about the size of a quarter, the other about five times that size. I opened up the largest one with a razor blade, the glass/resin has pulled away from the wood. The good news is that ...
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Epoxy Blisters/Delamination Help *PIC*

Sun, 07/09/2017 - 13:32
Was getting ready to repaint the bottom on my Borealis XL when I noticed the two blisters in the pics below. One is about the size of a quarter, the other about five times that size. I opened up the largest one with a razor blade, the glass/resin has pulled away from the wood. The good news is that ...
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Epoxy impact marks

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 06:38
While doing the end pour, I banged into the tree I was propping the boat on. I have two small (2-3 mm) white impact marks in the glass on the deck. My thought is to simply ignore them. I'm not at all worried about the integrity of the boat. However, if I wanted to clean them up, would it be ...
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Epoxy impact marks

Sat, 07/08/2017 - 06:38
While doing the end pour, I banged into the tree I was propping the boat on. I have two small (2-3 mm) white impact marks in the glass on the deck. My thought is to simply ignore them. I'm not at all worried about the integrity of the boat. However, if I wanted to clean them up, would it be ...
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Skin-on-Frame how many laters of glass cloth on a SOF kayak

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 07:29
I have built small boats, a sail boat and a kayak (covered with plywood and glass). The kayak i made of plywood over a frame handled well, was stable, but heavy I have designed a SOF kayak, but am a newbie when it comes to this type of build. I will be using poleyster resin and fiberglass boat ...
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Skin-on-Frame how many laters of glass cloth on a SOF kayak

Sun, 07/02/2017 - 07:29
I have built small boats, a sail boat and a kayak (covered with plywood and glass). The kayak i made of plywood over a frame handled well, was stable, but heavy I have designed a SOF kayak, but am a newbie when it comes to this type of build. I will be using poleyster resin and fiberglass boat ...
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Seeking Advice on Pacific Water Sports tandem Kayak.

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:23
Hello. I am looking for some advice on how to fix my boat up. I believe this is a Pacific Water Sports boat. I thought it was the Thunderbird but I'm having trouble finding information on it. We got this a few years ago and have put a couple hundred miles on it with casual paddling. It is a ...
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Seeking Advice on Pacific Water Sports tandem Kayak.

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 18:23
Hello. I am looking for some advice on how to fix my boat up. I believe this is a Pacific Water Sports boat. I thought it was the Thunderbird but I'm having trouble finding information on it. We got this a few years ago and have put a couple hundred miles on it with casual paddling. It is a ...
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Paddle What would you change on your second GP?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:58
After you made your first Greenland paddle, if you were going to make a second one, what would you change? Would the change(s) be for aesthetics, performance, durability, or comfort? I notice several GP makers offer the option of a hardwood paddle tip. I'm planning on making my first GP from ...
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Paddle What would you change on your second GP?

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 14:58
After you made your first Greenland paddle, if you were going to make a second one, what would you change? Would the change(s) be for aesthetics, performance, durability, or comfort? I notice several GP makers offer the option of a hardwood paddle tip. I'm planning on making my first GP from ...
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Other Reviewing home built sea kayaks.

Sat, 06/24/2017 - 04:42
Reviewing home built Sea Kayaks Most of us only have so many boats in our futures, so design choice needs careful consideration. As home builders we are fortunate, in that most of the good designers out there have enough variety in their selections that they are able to steer us in the appropriate ...
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