Does This Float Your Boat??....

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Project by indplswoodworking posted 07-08-2014 10:43 AM 3066 views 18 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have received numerous requests ( over 100 ) from fellow woodworkers wanting a final update on a previously posted project so here it is. The boat floats. I took it out over the weekend and it was an amazingly rewarding experience for the 60 days of the labor of love. Just a quick update , I took the kayak out on Sunday and it did a great job on the lake. The conditions were less than favorable. It was very choppy and had strong winds and gusts. Also it was not a good sign as I was unloading that several kayaks were returning because of the windy conditions. I was warned not to go out but I did anyway. It floated and looked amazing. I am rather tall and my coordination is less than perfect so just getting in and out of the boat was challenging. Anyway , it will probably be several weeks until I am able to get back out on the water but I will be video taping the launch and I should have it fully rigged with a spray skirt and everything. I will share this with everyone. I even put a few scratches in it during the baptizing.

Do me a favor , if you read this and you like it , then please hit “favorite” at the top.

Have a great day and go make something! Maybe a kayak , cabinet , or just sawdust!!


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#1 posted 07-08-2014 11:40 AM

What design did you use, or is it your own?

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-08-2014 12:32 PM

That is a sleek looking craft. I’ll bet she glides easily!! Nice job on it!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 07-08-2014 01:28 PM

Nice job!

Now that I live in a lakes area this project makes me want to build one for myself, but I’ve never used a kayak before… and let’s not talk about woodworking skills yet…

Maybe someday, who knows


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#4 posted 07-08-2014 02:34 PM

Nice work. It’s a beautiful boat.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 07-08-2014 03:10 PM

I love unique projects and your definitely qualifies. Thanks for posting photos of your progress.

Did it take any special tools?

-- Brad, Texas,

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#6 posted 07-08-2014 05:08 PM

Love the boat, and look forward to seeing the video

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 07-08-2014 05:56 PM

Sweet, I wanna make me one someday

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 07-08-2014 10:21 PM

The design was modified from a Gullimot kayak and made many customization. I made my own templates and cut the pieces out of 4mm marine plywood all by hand. Everything was draw on kraft paper then glued to the plywood and cut. The only power tool I used was a jigsaw.


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#9 posted 07-09-2014 07:56 AM

There are only a very few experience as thrilling as paddling the kayak you made with your own hands.
Great build, beautiful kayak. Thanks for sharing.

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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#10 posted 07-09-2014 05:00 PM

I like the work that you did on the kayak. I have built a few of them with a different method, quick easy and light. If interested could send you pictures if you give me an email address.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Joni Hamari

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#11 posted 07-11-2014 05:32 AM


-- Joni Hamari,

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