|Then they are stitched together with copper wire to force the wood into the kayak shape, and tacked with thickened epoxy, or dookey shmutz. The copper wires are removed and the whole seam is glued together with dookey shmutz again before being fiberglassed.|
Now we don`t have anything like a wooden boat school here in Israel, everyone who builds does it alone. We do have good communication between all the builders and help each other with problems and advice. At this moment there are 5 Matunucks being built simultaneously by our club members. Each one at home and each at his own tempo. It will be interesting to see them out on the water together when they are all finished.
|Here's Izzy`s kayak before joining the hull and deck.|
Well its like this, whoever builds a kayak, at some stage during the first build asks themselves what would I do differently on my next one. And then you just cant stop, you build one and begin planning the next .
In my case I also loose a covered parking for my car and neglect home maintenance for the duration.
Of the 5 being built at the moment only 1 is a first timer, all the rest have at least one kayak on the water already.And I am trying this one again after having failed in my previous building attempt.
Bring on the big surf.