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Project by Phil32 posted 09-02-2018 12:41 AM 954 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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These two kayaks were assembled from kits purchased from Pygmy Boats of Port Townsend, WA. The parts are pre-cut from 4mm Okoume plywood and are joined by stitch & glue techniques – about 100 hours each. They are also fiberglassed inside and out. An interesting project for you wood enthusiasts.

-- Phil Allin - Ventura, CA





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 09-02-2018 01:06 AM

Love the look of a wooden boat. Superb job on the kayaks

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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Phil32

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#2 posted 09-02-2018 01:33 AM

Brian (bushmaster) – The photo was taken up in your area: Meziaden Lake, British Columbia.

-- Phil Allin - Ventura, CA

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sawdustjeff

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#3 posted 09-02-2018 01:36 AM

job! How do they track? Did you add any flotation in the bow or stern?

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sawdustjeff

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#4 posted 09-02-2018 01:37 AM


Beautiful job! How do they track? Did you add any flotation in the bow or stern?

- sawdustjeff


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BurlyBob

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#5 posted 09-02-2018 02:12 AM

Those are totally stunning!

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Phil32

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#6 posted 09-02-2018 02:37 AM

Sawdustjeff – They track very well even in a quartering wind at 30 knots. There are separate compartments in the front and rear. They weight about 35 lbs. We paddled them in lakes and bays in Alaska. It’s a lot like paddling a piece of furniture.

“On a scale of 1 to 10, what is your favorite color of the alphabet?”

-- Phil Allin - Ventura, CA

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PaulDoug

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#7 posted 09-02-2018 03:05 PM

Beautiful Kayaks. If you get a chance, and maybe you have, go to the Kayak Rendezvous held in Port Townsend each year. Those wooden kayaks are art pieces, especially some of the stripe built ones.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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KelleyCrafts

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#8 posted 09-02-2018 05:04 PM

Beautiful!

-- Dave - http://kelleycrafts.com/ - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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bslyfox

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#9 posted 09-03-2018 11:24 PM

Well done!

-- Bryan

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#10 posted 09-04-2018 02:12 PM

Kewl

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

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Lazlo

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#11 posted 09-08-2018 01:28 PM

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I’ve been looking at strip-building one, but might have to take another look at stitch-and-glue. Well done!

-- Lazlo

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Phil32

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#12 posted 09-14-2018 01:09 AM

Beautiful Kayaks. If you get a chance, and maybe you have, go to the Kayak Rendezvous held in Port Townsend each year. Those wooden kayaks are art pieces, especially some of the stripe built ones.

We have a condo on Bainbridge Island, so we have visited Port Townsend several times, but not during their rendezvous

- PaulDoug


-- Phil Allin - Ventura, CA

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Bosun

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#13 posted 09-19-2018 10:48 AM

Nice work – well done!

-- Bosun, Tasmania, https://reviewmarineproducts.com

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