just need some WATER now...

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Project by indplswoodworking posted 07-04-2014 01:32 AM 1536 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished. The is stitch and glue building method and from start to finish it took about 30 hours. I need to pull this beast out of the garage and get some decent pictures. Its a 35lbs 14foot kayak constructed from African mahogany. This was a heavily modified design inspired by Guilimont Kayak. I customized almost every aspect of it to better fit me. I have built custom furniture for so many years this process is second nature. The paddle is the third version I have built to be much lighter and have better performance. Now time to see if this thing floats.


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#1 posted 07-04-2014 01:45 PM

Great work! Your project reminded me of the kayak my shop teacher built one year in school. I think everyone had a hand in that one. Fun time and I am sure you will spend may hours out one the water in that nice work of ART!

Thanks for the flashback! Give us a pic of it in the water when you get there!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#2 posted 07-04-2014 03:49 PM

Wow only 30 hours. I was curious if you had considered using fiberglass cloth and resin to strengthen and seal things up? This of course would add weight, but my 17’ wood strip Guillemot, glassed inside and out weighs under 50 pounds. Nice work, I’m sure you will get high praises out on the water.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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