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Project by PaintByLumbers posted 09-16-2013 06:50 AM 4867 views 25 times favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my kayak that I built. It is mostly cedar with some black walnut accents in the darkest areas. The design pattern was mine but the form is by Red Fish.

Sorry I did not provide more information for everyone. I did not think it would get such a big reaction. I will try to dig out some more photos ASAP.

Her name is Salma Kayak. Hehe

I am rather proud to say that there is not a single piece of metal on it. I made my own hatch securing system that was of carved wood and dowels. It is very light. My father has a kayak that is the same size but all fiberglass and mine is much lighter. I would say mine is 30lbs. if i had to guess. This is because I only have 2 layers of glass on mine. Inside and outside.

To answer some of the questions.
-I did have an opportunity to sit in a similar kayak before getting the plans. I am very tall (6’8”) so I adjusted some of bulkhead forms to allow for more knee room.
-the plans are from http://www.redfishkayak.com/
-I do take it out in the water, but wade out deep before hopping in so I do not hit rocks.

-- Sven Gasser





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KiwiCraig

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 06:58 AM

Stunning!

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jlb

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 07:04 AM

Excellent Workmanship! Just beautiful.

-- Jim, Ca, jimlbenson@comcast.net

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Tim

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 07:20 AM

Wow this is amazing!!! Im 15 and one day I wish to make something like this and welcome to LumberJocks great post to start of with you did an amazing job.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 07:28 AM

Amazing! Absolutely love this. The quality and craftsmanship are 2nd to none. Love the contrast of the woods. Welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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wdsrk

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 07:37 AM

Absolutely Amazing

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bazz135uk

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#6 posted 09-16-2013 08:02 AM

WOW ! Inspireing work :: Great skill & Talent So well done.. Welcome to LJs Look forward to seeing future projects from you Be Proud :: BazzA.

-- BAZZ, WINDSOR UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#7 posted 09-16-2013 10:24 AM

STUNNING..wonderful job..enjoy your time on the water.

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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deon

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#8 posted 09-16-2013 10:43 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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woodshaver

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#9 posted 09-16-2013 11:40 AM

WOW~! Now that certainty is something to be proud of! Beautiful workmanship! Excellent job! Should something that nice even get wet?? :)

Welcome to Lumberjocks!!!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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jbschutz

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#10 posted 09-16-2013 12:19 PM

This is amazing!..... Boat building and art in one. Welcome to LJ’s. We are looking forward to seeing more of your craftsmanship.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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mjdinsmore

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#11 posted 09-16-2013 12:21 PM

Very nice. How is she in the water? I’m sure you you must field a lot of questions about the boat when you launch it. It’s almost too nice to use!

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glen

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#12 posted 09-16-2013 12:25 PM

high five man – that’s awesome

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bowtie

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#13 posted 09-16-2013 12:35 PM

A work of art! I bet it’s a people magnet every time you take her out.
can you add some more photos?
welcome to ljs

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru.... cccedar.com

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#14 posted 09-16-2013 01:03 PM

THAT, is Fine Woodworking! thanks for sharing it with us . I know it brightned my morning.

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#15 posted 09-16-2013 01:48 PM

Wow, that is amazing! I’d be afraid to take that thing out on the water!

-- A poor workman blames his tools

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