|Project by Schwieb||posted 05-01-2010 02:59 PM||5112 views||9 times favorited||10 comments|
Actually this is a work in progress but I “finished” this part of the project yesterday and just had to post it. I got the “round tuit” I had been needing for years to build a strip canoe from my oldest son, Ryan in NC who was determined to try to build a kayak so I decided to build one too. The design for this boat is taken from Nick Schade’s book and is the Guillemot. This is a pretty ambitious project worth the effort I’m sure. I made the stands more elaborate than Nick describes. They are designed to support the strongback and frame during construction and then by adding some webbing at the top later they can be used to support the finished kayak. I made them to be knocked apart by removing the pegs for transport if desired. Really I just wanted to see if I could do it. Now begins the process of making the 1200 linear feet of strips and gradually building the hull and deck. I have already taped the edges of the form to keep from gluing the strips to the form. For those that don’t know the boat is actually built in halves, then the form is removed and the halves glued together. There’s a heck of a lot of work goes into making the form and its accuracy is important but in reality it is just trash in the end unless you build another one.
I’m imagining the day I can take out into the Gulf or down one of the local rivers for a maiden voyage. Actually, the boat will be a gift for my wife Heidi.
Thank you Nick Schade for showing us a way to build one.
-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.