Tuesday, March 30, 2010

kayak building progress report

Well its been a while but now I am coming to the end of the building process.

First I had to transfer the plans onto the plywood, then cut on the dotted line, then stitch together with copper wire and then glue the seams with epoxy.

Once thats done its time to fiberglass the top and bottom which is where I am at right now and then I need to join the two halves together

It seems like a straightforward job, and it is too if you buy a kit and all the pieces are cut for you, but I had trouble cutting the jigsaw joints accurately with my saw and the seams could have been a bit more precise. On the whole I think its coming along pretty nicely and hope to finish it by the end of the Passover holidays


Unknown said...

steve! it's great! hope to see soon your new master piece on the water!
actualy you are a kyak collector.
with full admiration to you!
Kobi K

hadas said...

wow,cant wait to see it on the waves.go,go,go

Silbs said...

That is looking very fine. Such a skill.

Oded Davidovitch said...

Hey Steve.
Looking great!I'm very curious to see how your surf boat will go on the water. We still plan a surfing day with you and Hadas and the fallows in Sdot Yam.
Good luck!
Oded Davidovitch (From Daniel Rowing Center)