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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #59: Raising the Seat

03-21-2021 01:37 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Comfort I fished quite a bit out of the kayak last season and realized that raising the seat would make it considerably more comfortable. I know the boat is stable enough to handle raising the seat about 4” so I made a platform to raise my Creature Comfort seat. This is a piece of 1/4” Baltic birch plywood connected to some western red cedar 2×4 supports. The cedar was scraps from my sauna build. I cut the cedar to conform to the angle of the floor to avoid press...

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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #43: Front Hip Braces

08-03-2020 01:39 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Different ApproachThe front hip braces are different since they’re anchored at the top to the spray deck. That way there’s not a permanent cleat below the coaming in this busy area. Here’s the assembly (upside down) ready for gluing the lower cleat to the floor. This is the hip brace cleat for the middle paddling position that I installed last night. I was happy when I was able to confirm that it doesn’t get in the way of my foot when paddling from the ...

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