Wood Strip Sea Kayak

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Project by Irishmike757 posted 01-21-2014 04:27 PM 4435 views 14 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my winter project, a 16’6” wood strip sea kayak. Plans purchased from Bear Mountain Boats and started in fall of 13. Next step is to fiberglass the hull.

Here is a link to my Facebook “Mike’s Sea Kayak Project” I put together for family and friends. Enjoy:

3/30/14 New pics uploaded, fiberglassing in progress!

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 04:47 PM

Very nice project. Looks like very nice, meticulous workmanship. Beautiful result.

-- Michael T, Pittsburgh, PA

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 05:44 PM

that’s some great work, very time consuming, hard work pays off

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 05:53 PM

Looking good

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 05:56 PM

Looks fantastic Mike. Good luck with the fiberglassing. Keep us posted. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 05:57 PM

Looking good and looks like a great, fun project. How are things in Gladstone these days? I lived there back in the early 70s when I was in school at UMKC. Look forward to you posting the final project.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 07:28 PM

Very very nice Mike…excellent work and beautiful sleek lines on the kayak…awesome job, thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 10:55 PM

When and where are you planning the Maiden Voyage?

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 11:23 PM

A fine looking boat.

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#9 posted 01-22-2014 12:49 AM

So, I bought myself a fishing kayak a few months ago. Prebuilt, ready to go, no work. I did that, because I couldn’t fight the urge to build a strip built kayak. I wanted to save myself some spare time, and garage space. Well, after looking at this, I have the urge again. Looks good!

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#10 posted 01-22-2014 01:24 AM

If I can just clear my honey-do list.

I want to build a boat!

-- Chris K

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#11 posted 01-22-2014 01:37 AM

Very nice project. And it looks like you are well on your way.

This is a project I have always wanted to try. I have looked at the Bear Mountain plans and supplies more than once. I even picked up a couple of books on the subject. Now if only I could get off my duff and get going on it. Of course the is the question of room as well…...... one day for sure.

Question ? Are you using staples or trying one of the stapleless methods and if so which one?

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#12 posted 01-22-2014 02:19 AM

What a cool project! Is there a difference between a kayak and a ‘Sea’ kayak

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#13 posted 01-22-2014 03:58 AM

One answer on the kayak project, I am using the stapleless method on this project. I built a cedar strip canoe in 2012 using staples, this time I am going stapleless. Takes more time, but I think it will create a better visual result. Don’t know where the maiden voyage will be, long way from that. Plan to do some inlay in the deck so will take time. Mike

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#14 posted 01-22-2014 05:24 PM

Nice work

-- Vince

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#15 posted 01-24-2014 11:37 AM

You guys that attempt these amaze me. this is fantastic

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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