strip built kayak

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Project by piper posted 04-27-2012 10:44 PM 3690 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cedar and cypress kayak from a plan by Nick Schlade. It took me about 3 months learned a lot will do many things different next time but I don’t believe that I have had a more fun project. I hand planed each strip instead of using the bead and cove but I reaaly enjoyed the time in the shop.

-- piper

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T. D. Reid

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#1 posted 04-27-2012 10:54 PM

Looks nice! How much does it weigh and how long is it? Can you/will you attach a skeg to it?

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#2 posted 04-27-2012 11:03 PM

17.5 feet long 24 inches wide weighs 52 pounds I have added a retractable skeg made from a sheet o f 1/4 in nylon plate

-- piper

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#3 posted 04-27-2012 11:05 PM

If she handles as good as she looks, you have a winner. I love the artistic touches….the wavy strip across the top, especially.

-- jbschutz

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#4 posted 04-28-2012 12:03 AM

That’s a fantastic boat! I’m impressed.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 04-28-2012 01:34 AM

very nice work congratulations

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#6 posted 04-28-2012 01:55 AM

Nice one.
All boats are good but the ones you build yourself are really special.
Congratulations and pleasant paddling.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#7 posted 04-28-2012 02:10 AM

Very nice. I will be returning from Afghanistan next month and My long overdue Cedar strip canoe is on my radar screen.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 04-28-2012 02:35 AM

Very well done.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 04-28-2012 02:46 AM

I love it. I built a small sail boat with my dad about 10 years ago. I wanted to build a kayak, but he wouldn’t help me build a 1-man boat. Someday I will build a kayak.

-- If I can't make it, I probably don't need it.

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#10 posted 04-28-2012 04:30 AM

Wwoow, That is truly a thing of beauty! I’m in awe. I can imagine what it must be like in real life. Be proud.

-- - Martin

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#11 posted 04-28-2012 10:50 AM

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! What a sleek and graceful craft. I’m sure you 2 will enjoy many hours gliding over the water together. Gonna be hard to take your eyes off that stunning deck to see where your going !

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#12 posted 04-28-2012 06:13 PM

Very nice looking. I am past due to build one, frankly the fiberglass work just scares the hell out of me. My hat is off to you.

And ditto: the stripe looks great.

Bet you wince the first time you hit the beach too fast!

-- Dan V. in Indy

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#13 posted 04-28-2012 06:48 PM

beautyfull wessel you have made :-)

thanks for sharing


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#14 posted 04-29-2012 02:03 AM

Thanks Piper for the follow-up information. That long and a skeg she must fly through the water like a dream. I have 14’ Carolina Perception that I just love because it runs so well. I tell people to never go under 14’ for flat water/open water boat because they are too much work. Enjoy that sweet looking boat! Cheers

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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#15 posted 04-29-2012 07:46 PM

Real nice. The envy of many Lumberjockers. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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