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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #61: Torqeedo Works Great!

03-22-2021 08:24 PM by DustyMark | 10 comments »

Awesome Test Run! I’m super happy with how the kayak/motor combo worked today during my test run at Agate Bay on Lake Superior. The raised seat was stable. The rudder pedals had plenty of authority. They got stiffer at full throttle, but that’s a good thing since you don’t want to slam the motor to the stop at high speed. I went with a pretty bare boat for this run. No use losing equipment if things went poorly! Performance Results My max speed in a wind ...

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Building the "Swiss Army Knife" of Small Boats...Wood Duck Double #60: Rigging the Torqeedo Motor

03-22-2021 03:58 AM by DustyMark | 0 comments »

Fitting New Rudder Pedals I really like my toe control rudder system, but they simply won’t have enough leverage to steer this powerful motor. Unfortunately, Smart Track’s rudder assembly mount hole spacing is off by 1/4” from the traditional Feathercraft system that Chesapeake Light Craft sells. I used a 1/4” plunge cutting router bit in my drill press to elongate the holes. The cut turned out nice. I found 1/16” thimbles at my local har...

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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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