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Building Kayaks for the Grandkids #3: Kayak Build: Painting the bottoms

07-29-2017 11:58 PM by English | 3 comments »

After the epoxy fill coats have cured for a day or two the boats had to be sanded smooth. I cleaned up the sanding dust by washing the boat with warm water then a lacquer thinner swipe. After Taping off the boat at the water line I painted the bottoms of both boats with a two part epoxy bottom paint with Teflon added. This is a very hard paint that is very hard to scratch. It holds up great to being dragged up on beaches. The tape was removed to show the b...

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Building Kayaks for the Grandkids #2: Installing The plywood and Fiberglass

07-28-2017 09:06 PM by English | 2 comments »

Next step is to install plywood to the faired frame. I am using 6 mm Okoume Marine Plywood for the sides and bottom and 3mm for the decks. The side panels are fitted and screwed to the frame . The bottoms are fitted and screwed. The panels are marked to show where the panels touch the frame and removed from the frame. The frames, and the panels where they make contact to the frames, are coated with epoxy, then reinstalled to the frame using #7×3/4” stainles...

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Building Kayaks for the Grandkids #1: Kayak Build: Getting Started

07-23-2017 11:58 AM by English | 3 comments »

This winter I started a new project for my Grand Children. I started building a Kayak for each of them. For my Grandson who loves to fish, I built a 12’ kayak. For my Grand Daughter I built a two person 15’ kayak. I started with plans from Spira International.com. The plans for the 12’ kayak is free. The Huntington Harbor. I purchased the plans for my Grand Daughters kayak. It is called the Wilamette River. I want these to last a life time so I used the good q...

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