Kayaks for the grandkids

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Project by Zipsss posted 01-25-2020 10:14 PM 1163 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The two kayaks are identical except for the color scheme. Made from a plan from CLC boats, with 4mm marine plywood. This is not from a kit. After cutting the panels, I temporarily glue the edges and then I fiberglassed the interior and exterior of the deck and the hull and then joined them together. More fiberglass and epoxy, sanding and painting and done.(400 hours later)
This kayak will support 100lb. Is about 8’ long and 24” wide and weighs about 42lb.

-- Zipsss

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#1 posted 01-25-2020 10:28 PM

Very nice Good Job

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#2 posted 01-25-2020 11:00 PM

Awesome boats. Your one great GrandDad.

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#3 posted 01-25-2020 11:15 PM

Ze’ev Great looking pair of boats. You are an amazing grandpa.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 01-26-2020 12:33 AM

Super nice kayaks, great project, happy grand children. Great job grandpa.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 01-26-2020 03:32 AM

By the looks of what is hanging in your workshop, you are not new to boat building. It is also evident in you Kayaks. They are beautiful.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 01-26-2020 12:19 PM

That is one seriuos boat! Outstanding project

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 01-26-2020 12:53 PM

Our grandpa made us kayaks! That is a great project.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 01-27-2020 02:11 PM

Beatiful job. Hope enjoy these a lot.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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