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Project by Jhorvath posted 03-08-2017 09:42 PM 1353 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Petrel 17’ kayak, cedar strip, walnut and pine accent strips, bent laminated maple cockpit and 6 oz fiberglass. Built this in 2015, planning to build another this spring. Lofted the forms from nick shades book.





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fivecodys

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#1 posted 03-08-2017 10:32 PM

Wow!
That is too cool!

-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 03-08-2017 11:21 PM

Very Nice! You could blog about the next build, I’ve got a bunch of old growth clear cedar that’s being set aside for a canoe but like the idea of a Kayak better.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#3 posted 03-08-2017 11:21 PM

That’s a real beauty! Take more pics on the one this spring!

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woodify

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#4 posted 03-08-2017 11:22 PM

That’s a nice kayak. How long did it take to build?

-- Woodify ~~ https://www.youtube.com/woodified

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#5 posted 03-09-2017 12:03 AM

Very nice much nicer then my roto-molded Tsunami, and lighter.

Jack

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#6 posted 03-09-2017 01:58 AM

Very well done…

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Jhorvath

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#7 posted 03-09-2017 02:04 AM

Thanks, I didn’t really keep track of the hours I put in, started in January and put it in the water in the spring, my best guess is between 150-200 but a lot of that was glassing, varnish/wetsanding. The actual wood work part was quick.

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#8 posted 03-09-2017 02:16 AM

Looks great. Would love to see more pictures.

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#9 posted 03-09-2017 04:20 AM

your workmanship on this kayak is outstanding. I have that book, I admire the amount of work you put into this project. The difficulty is way up there, as well as the commitment of time.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Marcial

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#10 posted 03-09-2017 04:37 AM

That is a beautiful vessel. I greatly enjoyed The Boys in the Boat . One of the principal characters is George Pocock, the maker of the shells the UW crew used in the 1936 Olympics. Seeing your work brought back the pleasure of reading about him and the craft required to make a high end cedar shell.

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#11 posted 03-09-2017 04:44 AM

Very cool

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jcsterling

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#12 posted 03-09-2017 12:16 PM

Absolutely stunning

-- John , Central PA , www.jcsterling.com on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#13 posted 03-09-2017 01:10 PM

Beautiful, well done!

-- "Go into the world and do well. But more importantly, go into the world and do good" Minor Myers

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#14 posted 03-09-2017 01:29 PM

Simply gorgeous! I imagine it’s hard to paddle with all the admirers crowding around :-) How much does it weigh? Have you made a paddle to match? Welcome to LumberJocks !

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 03-09-2017 01:42 PM

What what a Beauty, I hope you get many hours on the water with her.

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