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Project by schaney posted 03-31-2008 07:11 PM 2880 views 3 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a woodstrip kayak project I did a few years back. It’s built out of 1/4” x 3/4” red cedar, spanish cedar, pine and being in Oregon I had to work in some douglas fir woodstrips shaded over a set of forms. The recessed hatch areas were shaped from blocks of red cedar and the coaming rim around the cockpit is out of carbon fiber. After hours of long board sanding to get the hull and deck faired, the whole thing was fiberglassed over inside and out. The project took 300-400 hours. I was very rewarding when I got it on the water and found out it paddles as good as it looks.

-- Scott, Camping the "Compact Way",

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#1 posted 03-31-2008 07:19 PM

WOW very nice that is really amazing. no room for errors when it has to keep the water out.

Thank you for the post.

-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 03-31-2008 07:47 PM

Hi Scott,

This is a wonderful project that will give you immediate feedback on the construction process once you put it in the water. If it floats you did your job. :)

Seriously you did a nice job here that is a gorgeous kayak.

thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 03-31-2008 08:07 PM

where was the bilge pump installed? Just kiddin
Nice job! Thx for sharing.

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#4 posted 03-31-2008 08:29 PM

ooooh lo lovely!!
how proud you must feel as you glide through the water in this.. nice

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 03-31-2008 08:45 PM

Beautiful job!!!!


-- Talent on Loan from God - Rush Limbaugh

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#6 posted 03-31-2008 09:02 PM

Now thats nice.


-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#7 posted 03-31-2008 09:22 PM

Fantastic looking job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#8 posted 03-31-2008 09:26 PM

Very nice! I love the contrasting wood colors.

-- He said wood...

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#9 posted 03-31-2008 09:39 PM

Looks great! Give us bigger photos next time.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#10 posted 03-31-2008 10:32 PM

Great looking kayak. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 03-31-2008 10:48 PM

Looks great, So… How does she roll ;)

-- Tom, Central New York

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#12 posted 03-31-2008 11:05 PM

Built to last the time Scott. Beautiful job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 03-31-2008 11:06 PM

Beautiful job – she looks terrific – did you work from plans?

-- Bill - - Ad-Marketing Guy, Ramsey NJ

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#14 posted 04-01-2008 02:34 AM

Yes agreed, very nice kayak. A secret desire of mine. Maybe some day.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#15 posted 04-01-2008 02:39 AM

Where’s the wheels?... LOL..

It looks great!! Fantastic craftsmanship!!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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