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Kayak Project done finally!

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Project by JB posted 07-22-2009 08:57 PM 4489 views 25 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Finished Kayak ready for rigging!

It’s been a while since I last posted a finished project. This one took a while. Can’t wait to build another one with all I learned on this one.

It will get wet this weekend for the maiden voyage.

Here are some build pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayakbuild/

-- JB





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 07-22-2009 08:59 PM

pretty amazing!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Rotceh

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#2 posted 07-22-2009 09:04 PM

I love it

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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jamsie

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#3 posted 07-22-2009 09:09 PM

Too good to use!

-- Jamsie

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Greg Wurst

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#4 posted 07-22-2009 09:12 PM

I’m with Jamsie, you should hang that on a wall and go buy a cheap plastic kayak. ;)

-- You're a unique and special person, just like everyone else.

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WhittleMeThis

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#5 posted 07-22-2009 09:12 PM

Very Sweet

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tomakazi

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#6 posted 07-22-2009 09:14 PM

Nice, was this a kit or did you have plans? or did you just build it?

-- I didn't go to college, I was too busy learning stuff - Ted Nugent

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SCOTSMAN

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#7 posted 07-22-2009 09:19 PM

That’s a wonderful and fulfilling job I have seen none better your workmanship is an inspiration to all here kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Jamie

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#8 posted 07-22-2009 09:24 PM

ONe of these days I will have the space to tackle a project like this. Great job!

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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hinspeter

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#9 posted 07-22-2009 09:26 PM

Great job!!! I want to build one! Where did you get the plans? What was difficulty level?
thanks for posting the process. How much money do you have into it?

-- ehinspeter@msn.com

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Max

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#10 posted 07-22-2009 09:27 PM

Very nice, I really like the looks and the finish. Great job.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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JB

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#11 posted 07-22-2009 10:02 PM

I built it from a book by Nick Schade. He has two books out now both are excellent. having never worked fiberglass on a big scale I learned a lot. I picked the brains of some surfboard shaper friends that really have the glass and finish knowledge. The strips were redwood sold for concrete expansion joints. I milled the wood on the old unisaw and router table for the cove and bead strips.

The finish was a bit expensive. I used DuPont chroma clear. It is very forgiving. Orange peel and even runs sand right out and buffs to and incredible shine. It has UV protection and last a long time. It’s automotive paint.

It is not an extremely difficult project but does take a commitment….and a lot of sanding!

Now to learn how to paddle.

-- JB

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mmh

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#12 posted 07-22-2009 10:45 PM

WOW! Very nice! Can we place orders?

Not that it compares to YOUR unique and beautiful kyak, but I have seen one made from a kit that was very light and quite beautiful compared to the plastic ones. I’d love to make one, but they do take a lot of space and time. Very nice job. Quite admirable indeed!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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JB

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#13 posted 07-22-2009 10:59 PM

The kits are great and just about as much work. It was suggested to me that if I had the tools to go ahead and build it from scratch. They were right it saves a lot of money and being cheap…..

-- JB

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Napaman

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#14 posted 07-22-2009 11:15 PM

NICE…you gotta get some video when you launch and post it!!! even if its the first minutes…!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Evie

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#15 posted 07-22-2009 11:19 PM

Shazammm, what a bute. just amazing for sure.

Evie

-- If you don't learn from the past, your doomed to repeat it.

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