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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