Friday, November 13, 2015

go on, you can build a kayak

first you get your plans and transfer them to your marine plywood
next you cut out all the bits and pieces


 and join up the long parts

stitch the hull together

use the forms as instructed



and before you know it  you have the beginning of a kayak

kitchen tricks help with the epoxy



the inside seams are strengthened

and then fiber or carbon is layered on the inside of the hull




inside of hull is glassed up

now turn over for the outside


if you want to paint the wood this is a good time


it helps to read the manual from time to time






fiberglass and epoxy on the outside of the hull next

as the cloth absorbs the epoxy the color shines through






almost done

the excess epoxy is scraped off



now work on the deck can begin


it helps to have a nice long work surface

stitching the deck

superglue holds the pieces together while the stitches are removed

thickened epoxy in the inside seams




fiberglass comes next

then epoxy


yes, we have a kayak


almost ready

lets go to the beach already

wow, its great



carrying holds  with a no knocking effect.

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