Kayak, ready for the water

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Project by wedude posted 05-11-2010 01:15 AM 3248 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi to all you LumberJocks, Well here is the story, Melinda is ready , I am ready and the kayak is ready. Now lets face it carpet is not going to cut it, BUT living here in Reno can be a chalenge ….It is going to SNOW tonight… Maybe next week we will warm up a bit. We have here in town, well really in Sparks, our neighboring town, a 65 acre body of water that will be just perfect for her maiden voyage. Nice sandy and grass beaches with easy access. Let you all know later if she floats, wait a minute she is make out of wood, of course she will float. Take care everyone. Robert

-- mermaids rule

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#1 posted 05-11-2010 02:46 AM

Very impressive looking kayak. You did a great job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 05-11-2010 02:50 AM

Enjoy, may the breeze be light and the paddeling easy. A fine job.


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#3 posted 05-11-2010 03:07 AM

cant wait to see pict of the voyage…and what is up with this weather??? I start sailing lessons this saturday and would love for something warmer!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 05-11-2010 03:37 AM

Yes, this weather stinks but the boat is beautiful!

-- Janice

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#5 posted 05-11-2010 04:49 AM

thats one nice boat

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#6 posted 05-11-2010 04:54 AM

would love to try to build a boat will have to look into that looks great

-- Kevin, Virginia

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#7 posted 05-11-2010 08:00 PM

Great kayak, I really liked your other boat also.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 05-12-2010 07:15 AM

Looks awsome and lots of fun.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#9 posted 05-15-2010 10:24 PM

great looking kayak
but Melinda doesn´t seems to believe
it´s going to float
what have you done to her since she don´t trust you…...LOL


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#10 posted 05-16-2010 02:29 PM

Love the Kayak – do you have plans- I would love my husband to make me one

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#11 posted 05-20-2010 12:18 AM

Hello to all you LumberJocks, Well the kayak is done, not launched yet as the weather here in Reno still has not co-operated. Last weekend I tackled the job of building a travel cover for the kayak. I happened across a bunch of really great canvas at a garage sale 2 weeks ago. Melinda saw it and thought it would be really good as a cover. Such a deal we got. There were 8 rolls each 11feet long by 36 inches wide. 29and 1/3 yards for $10.00 talk about a bargin. So I do not have a picture yet but sometime this week I’ll take some and post. Till then everyone take care. Robert

-- mermaids rule

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#12 posted 05-25-2010 12:04 AM

Hello to all you LumberJocks, here are 2 pictures of the travel cover for the kayak. It turned out OK but more work than I thought. I did auto upholstry during the last 2 years of high school so this wasn’t something that I dreaded making but I have forgotten some of the tricks we used to force material to do what we wanted. Ah well it got done. Looking forward to getting her on the water soon, it has to warm up some for me tho, I am not a cold weather guy, like it warm/hot. Take care all,,,, Robert Oops I forgot,, the pictures will be on the project page,

-- mermaids rule

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#13 posted 08-02-2011 04:54 AM

beautiful; must have been a huge amount of work but wow, what a project! You’ll be so satisfied when you finally get to launch it.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#14 posted 04-14-2015 11:34 PM

Awesome-gorgeous lines. HAVE FUN!

-- Bigromo

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