Friday, June 13, 2008

tomorrow is launch day

Today I finished building the Greenland style Night Heron, designed by Nick Shade of Guillemot kayaks. I started in Feb of this year , It took about 150hrs, I tried to keep a log of the building time but may have skipped a couple here and there so I would say give or take another 10%. The finished kayak weighs 18.6Kg with all the hardware but does not have a hatch yet nor deck lines. Hadas wants black lines but so far I have not been able to find that color. The hatch will be added later after some paddling , I need advice on just where to place it. Tomorrow is launch day at about 11 am at the beach at Sdot Yam.Champagne will be splashed on the vessel as is traditional for a new launch.

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