|Project by APLJaK||posted 03-09-2009 01:46 AM||4006 views||11 times favorited||16 comments|
Built from local Red Cedar with Alaskan Yellow Cedar (Cypress) highlights. The hull is essentially finished but I still have not finished the fiberglass, joining the hull and final fitting of the boat. I take a lot of flack over this as this has been an ongoing project for a number of years. Shortly after finishing the majority of the stripping of the hull I had my shoulder dislocated. This brought my construction to a screaming halt on this and every other job that I had on the go. Only recently have I been able to return to some light woodworking and only for a very short period of time.
I purchased the book The Strip-Built Sea Kayak by Nick Schade of Guillemot Kayaks and learned how to do lofting. I took the table of offsets for this boat, turned them into CAD files in AutoCAD LT, then sent them to a local drafting supply house to have them plotted out at 1:1 scale. From these, I made the stations from plywood, built a strong back and started building a boat. The cedar was purchased locally as 16’ clear red cedar 2×6’s. I ripped these into 3/4×1/4 strips and put a cove and groove on each using Freud’s purpose built router bit set. This has been a great learning experience and I hope that one day my shoulder improves enough that I can finish the boat and put it to use on the Pacific West Coast!
Completed and launched – finally!
-- APLJaK Woodworking, Okanagan Valley, BC