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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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Off Topic Safety Warning For All Paddlers *PIC*

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:02
This is why a menu of all beans is not good on a paddling trip.
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Off Topic Safety Warning For All Paddlers *PIC*

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:02
This is why a menu of all beans is not good on a paddling trip.
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Other New Seat For My Borealis! *PIC*

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:56
Well, I finally got around to making my own seat out of a block of minicell foam using advice from a few DIY videos https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b6x5M6Z-QM (By Nick!) and https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NpDpjbpeI0 I moved the seat back in my Borealis a good 3 inches which has made getting in ...
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Other New Seat For My Borealis! *PIC*

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 08:56
Well, I finally got around to making my own seat out of a block of minicell foam using advice from a few DIY videos https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=5b6x5M6Z-QM (By Nick!) and https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NpDpjbpeI0 I moved the seat back in my Borealis a good 3 inches which has made getting in ...
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Material Interior fiberglass

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:11
I have a question for the more experienced builders. I have built one strip open canoe and I am now planning on building a kayak. Is it necessary to fiberglass the interior of the boat? It seems to me that the interior fiberglass adds little structural support but significant weight. Would it be ...
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Material Interior fiberglass

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 01:11
I have a question for the more experienced builders. I have built one strip open canoe and I am now planning on building a kayak. Is it necessary to fiberglass the interior of the boat? It seems to me that the interior fiberglass adds little structural support but significant weight. Would it be ...
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Strip How to Make This Finish? *PIC*

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:34
I'm going to build a strip kayak for my son's fiance. To see what she would like, I gathered lots of pictures of strip planked boats, both for shape (model) and the look of the wood. Naturally she picked something I am unsure of how to get the desired "look". The issue is the shading of the ...
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Strip How to Make This Finish? *PIC*

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 09:34
I'm going to build a strip kayak for my son's fiance. To see what she would like, I gathered lots of pictures of strip planked boats, both for shape (model) and the look of the wood. Naturally she picked something I am unsure of how to get the desired "look". The issue is the shading of the ...
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Material Maroske fittings

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 17:37
Has anyone used Durhams water putty for maroske fittings? I've made samples on bare wood with epoxy thickened with wood flour and with water putty. The putty seamed a little easier to work with. I haven't tried it on a fiberglassed surface so I don't know if it will stick to epoxy. I ...
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Material Maroske fittings

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 17:37
Has anyone used Durhams water putty for maroske fittings? I've made samples on bare wood with epoxy thickened with wood flour and with water putty. The putty seamed a little easier to work with. I haven't tried it on a fiberglassed surface so I don't know if it will stick to epoxy. I ...
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Other Through-deck skeg experiences? *PIC*

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:07
I'm considering a through-deck skeg install in my current build (a longer Frej). I'd appreciate comments and hints. Thanks. I'm still undecided exactly how to arrange the skeg control line (in a tube under deck, or not) and also how much clearance to allow between the skeg blade and the ...
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Other Through-deck skeg experiences? *PIC*

Sun, 06/18/2017 - 08:07
I'm considering a through-deck skeg install in my current build (a longer Frej). I'd appreciate comments and hints. Thanks. I'm still undecided exactly how to arrange the skeg control line (in a tube under deck, or not) and also how much clearance to allow between the skeg blade and the ...
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S&G: baidarka

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:40
just finished building this baidarka. https//goo.gl/photos/JC3y9Kum6m7HGZK19
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S&G: baidarka

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:40
just finished building this baidarka. https//goo.gl/photos/JC3y9Kum6m7HGZK19
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Strip strip racing kayak

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:36
just finished building this strip racing kayak. https//goo.gl/photos/A3mhKUmdAd7gaXwu9
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Strip strip racing kayak

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 15:36
just finished building this strip racing kayak. https//goo.gl/photos/A3mhKUmdAd7gaXwu9
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Skin-on-Frame Yost Sonnet

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:35
Hi again KayakForum, For about a year I've been doing the preliminary research for building my first kayak. We have a toddler, so I won't be able to start work for a few months, anyway (let alone take a finished kayak out). I'm most interested right now in one of Yost's Sonnet ...
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Skin-on-Frame Yost Sonnet

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:35
Hi again KayakForum, For about a year I've been doing the preliminary research for building my first kayak. We have a toddler, so I won't be able to start work for a few months, anyway (let alone take a finished kayak out). I'm most interested right now in one of Yost's Sonnet ...
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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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