That's beautiful! How was the experience building it? My wife and I would like kayaks and I've thought about building strip builts. Would you do it again? Any tips you learned along the way you'd like to pass along?
Kerry: Yes, it was my first. I wasn't sure about getting into it at first, but I loved every minute of it. There is a wealth of information and very helpful people on several differnet internet sites that exist just for boat builders. I couldn't have done it without their help and input…especially when I did something wrong and needed to make a correction!
TexasGaloot: I didn't use either, I went with MAS Expoxies. The workability and cost were very good. I plan on using MAS again.
IowaWoodcrafter: It was a great experience. It took about two years to do, but I didn't have much time to dedicate to it and could only do little pieces at a time. Would I do it again? Definitely, as a matter of fact I just bought plans for kayak (shhh…don't tell my wife!) I would recommend this project to anyone that likes woodworking and being on the water. There's quite a bit I learned with that project and from the research I started doing for the kayak. Any questions you have, don't hesitate to send them my way. I can give you my opinion on techniques and design pros/cons, and point you in the directions of several websites I use to get information.
What a great canoe. It's something I've always wanted to build. Seeing yours just might inspire me to get started on my own. Since you're not too far away from my place, I might hit you up for some pointers when I get that far. Great job!
SWEET !!! very sweet. (That's boat slang for having fair curves for anyone not familiar)
How was sanding out the MAS? I've used System 3 ( Seattle product) and Cold Cure (Vancouver, B.C. product) and found they were a bit gummy to sand out: Products formulated for the North West cool damp conditions during curing.
If that's you in the photo ~ I'll bet your Dad is very proud….. just kidding. It's great to see a young guy involved in a family project. As a retired shop teacher, I saw less and less of it and more and more kids in trouble. geee ... wonder if there's a connection.
Hope you take that young guy fishin for all of his hard sanding. Now whay won't my wife sand? I promised to take her fishin! ;>)