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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #5: Why the WDD Will Make a Good Sailing Kayak

06-01-2020 11:41 AM by DustyMark | 1 comment »

Previous Sailing KayaksIn 1996, my late wife and I bought a pair of Nautiraid folding sea kayaks, rigged them with Balogh Sail Designs sails, and brought them with us when we were stationed in Germany for three years. It was a great way to get our young family out on the water. We paddled rivers through wine country, passing by an occasional castle. We sailed alpine lakes in several locations and discovered that kayak sail rigs were quite a bit of fun. They didn’t ...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #25: Fabricating the Dog Blind Frame

09-16-2015 10:12 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Overview The only portion of the boat remaining to be covered is the dog blind area in the stern of the cockpit. Copper is pretty small, so I didn’t leave him a whole lot of room to “nest.” The height is just enough for my head to clear when I sit up. Copper can lay down or sit with his head lowered. Allowing him full seated head clearance would defeat the purpose of a layout boat. Construction I built the frame from 3/4” aluminum tubing and bimini fit...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #23: Sewing the Flip Blind Doors

09-15-2015 03:59 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Overview With all the framework complete for the flip blind doors, it was time to sew Cordura nylon to the frames. I made the plunge and bought a heavy duty sewing machine that I’d considered for many years. This is the Sailrite Ultrafeed LSZ-1 sewing machine. I considered this a major tool purchase and it will definitely make it easier to outfit these three layout boats. Here's a link to Sailrite Kits for more information on the machine. Material Selection We chose 1...

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Building a KARA Hummer Layout Duck Boat #19: Upholstering the Layout Board

08-23-2015 01:41 PM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Overview I’ve had my layout board dry assembled for quite some time, but put it on pause during construction of the second and third layout boats. Those boats are nearing completion (about to fiberglass the decks), so we needed to keep prototyping the fitting out of my boat. The two major steps of upholstering the layout board are fastening the foam and fitting the cover. Fastening the Foam I used five layers of foam while building up the ergonomic shape of the layout b...

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