New on the Building Forum:

Epoxy heat box

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 07:19
just wondering if anyone uses a heat box to warm up the epoxy before using it ? https//goo.gl/photos/mhD7X3GZCTLWDR1K7
Categories: Kayak Forum

Announce USCG HOSTS PADDLECRAFT SAFETY DAY IN MD *PIC*

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:15
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY HOSTS KAYAK, CANOE, AND PADDLEBOARD SAFETY DAY IN ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND – Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel from Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia in conjunction with the Rockville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will host the first annual Rockville ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Announce USCG HOSTS PADDLECRAFT SAFETY DAY IN MD *PIC*

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 10:15
COAST GUARD AUXILIARY HOSTS KAYAK, CANOE, AND PADDLEBOARD SAFETY DAY IN ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND – Coast Guard Auxiliary personnel from Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia in conjunction with the Rockville Chapter of the Izaak Walton League will host the first annual Rockville ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Varnish - Gloss or Satin?

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 03:23
I'm nearing completion of my Outer Island build. Thinking ahead about varnish. In the past I have always used a satin finish, I liked the way it looks better than the shiny finish. But it appears in pictures that most builders are finishing their boats with a high gloss finish. Are there any ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Varnish - Gloss or Satin?

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 03:23
I'm nearing completion of my Outer Island build. Thinking ahead about varnish. In the past I have always used a satin finish, I liked the way it looks better than the shiny finish. But it appears in pictures that most builders are finishing their boats with a high gloss finish. Are there any ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Epoxy Wetting out the glass

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 05:34
I'm confused by what I've seen on the internet and what I've read in "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak." If I'm doing a second layer of fiberglass between the chines, do I lay up both pieces of dry cloth and wet them out together? Or do I wet out the first layer, add the second while the ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Epoxy Wetting out the glass

Sun, 04/16/2017 - 05:34
I'm confused by what I've seen on the internet and what I've read in "The Strip-Built Sea Kayak." If I'm doing a second layer of fiberglass between the chines, do I lay up both pieces of dry cloth and wet them out together? Or do I wet out the first layer, add the second while the ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Tools Fairing board, with or without padding?

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 08:06
What is your opinion and how come? I've been using 1/4 lnch ply and wondered if a thin pad would be better. Thanks
Categories: Kayak Forum

Tools Fairing board, with or without padding?

Sat, 04/15/2017 - 08:06
What is your opinion and how come? I've been using 1/4 lnch ply and wondered if a thin pad would be better. Thanks
Categories: Kayak Forum

Tools Strongback - Free to a good home

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:07
I have a strongback that I used to build one cedar strip kayak. It was a great project, but one was enough for me, on to other things. I'd love to see it get a second useful life somewhere rather than chop it up for the dump. If you can use it, it's yours free, first come first served. The ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Safe Stripper For Varnish

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 05:43
I think this question has been answered before, but does anyone know of a safe stripper that will remove varnish, but leave the underlying epoxy alone? I don't want to do much heavy sanding, because the epoxy is thin in places. Thanks.
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Tape

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 12:55
About 6 weeks or so ago someone answered my question on how to stain without staining the contrasting trim wood. Their suggestion was to tape off the trim and coat with clear epoxy then tape off the epoxied trim and stain the remaining wood. Well, it works excellent except for one thing. I cannot ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Cockpit recess for a V-shaped deck

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 08:55
I am building a Great Auk design from Nick Schade. I'm planning to do a cockpit recess with strips, not plywood. The Auk design has a pretty strong inverted V-shape for the bow of the deck. When I put a strip perpendicular to the V-shaped deck, the two parts don't match up at all. I've ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Ready to seal coat Night Heron

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 05:18
The deck is fully sanded and "ready" for a seal coat. I'm thinking of dragging a tack cloth over it to pick up the last bits of dust before coating, but I wanted to check with you all if that would leave a residue that was incompatible with the epoxy. My thought is to seal the deck and remove ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Ready to seal coat Night Heron

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 05:18
The deck is fully sanded and "ready" for a seal coat. I'm thinking of dragging a tack cloth over it to pick up the last bits of dust before coating, but I wanted to check with you all if that would leave a residue that was incompatible with the epoxy. My thought is to seal the deck and remove ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Bjorn thomasson frej for big guy

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 23:05
I'm a pretty big guy (1.94m, 128kg) and I would love to build a kayak. I have been paddling for about a year, and currently own a Nordkapp RM which barely holds my weight. I am charmed by the greenland style kayaks, I Just learned to roll and would love to get better at it, but I also want to ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip Bjorn thomasson frej for big guy

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 23:05
I'm a pretty big guy (1.94m, 128kg) and I would love to build a kayak. I have been paddling for about a year, and currently own a Nordkapp RM which barely holds my weight. I am charmed by the greenland style kayaks, I Just learned to roll and would love to get better at it, but I also want to ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

S&G: CLC Teardrop Camper

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:28
Ta Daaaa, it's done! Now I just have to get it out of the shop. https://www.facebook.com/john.messinger.526/media_set?set=a.1335492843150368.1073741849.100000689966046&type=3
Categories: Kayak Forum

S&G: CLC Teardrop Camper

Sun, 04/02/2017 - 11:28
Ta Daaaa, it's done! Now I just have to get it out of the shop. https://www.facebook.com/john.messinger.526/media_set?set=a.1335492843150368.1073741849.100000689966046&type=3
Categories: Kayak Forum

Strip What is that one-handed paddle called?

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 01:47
In a recent 'Paddle News' newsletter there was an article about making a one- handed paddle. I would like to make one but would like to see some other examples (designs) before I proceed. I know I have occasionally seen them in pictures, and maybe even for sale, on the internet but now ...
Categories: Kayak Forum