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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 #1: Overview

05-30-2020 04:32 AM by DustyMark | 5 comments »

Needing an Intervention?I like to plan and build things from wood…the more complicated, the better! I especially enjoy building small boats. Previous boat builds included a tandem sea kayak, single racing kayak, single recreation kayak, mini ski boat, single performance/play kayak, skin-on-frame rowing shell, and three duck hunting layout boats. I even built a teardrop camper in 2016. I recently finished part of my basement and lost some of my small boat storage. That leaves me w...

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Building a Fishing Kayak Cooler #1: The Design

04-30-2019 05:07 AM by DustyMark | 3 comments »

Background I plan to make fishing a regular past time this summer. I spent the winter customizing my Grumman Sport Boat as a very comfortable small-lake fishing platform for two people. One of the upgrades I made was a Hummingbird Helix 7 fish finder. This will help me to at least locate some fish! We camp, with our teardrop camper, at Madeline Island, in Lake Superior, twice a year. The past two seasons we hauled our 22.5’ sea kayak with us and did lots of paddling in the Apo...

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