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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 ...
Categories: Kayak Forum

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' ...
Categories: Kayak Forum