|Project by PaintByLumbers||posted 09-16-2013 06:50 AM||5330 views||26 times favorited||54 comments|
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