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Kayak progress

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

As some of you know, I'm building a wooden kayak. I have never built anything in my life but they say you don't need woodworking skills to do this so I decided to go for it.

It has been slow going as it's been much too hot to apply epoxy. I've had to wait, and wait, and wait for it to cool down. I finally got some cooler drier air so I could fiberglass the outside of the hull.

Here is the beginning!





The left side has fiberglass and a coat of epoxy. The right side is just fiberglass. The fiberglass disappears when it's saturated with epoxy.



The deck is put together but not yet aligned.



This is the plate that's just behind the cockpit. It's a beautiful feature.



There is still a lot of work left to do but I am very happy with it so far. I will keep you posted!
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SCREWIE 7/31/2012 2:52AM

    Wow, kudos to you for doing it. You must be very proud of your efforts so far!

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JLITT62 7/26/2012 5:11AM

    Wow! I am very impressed!

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UMUCGRAD 7/25/2012 8:53PM

    I am impressed. I can't assemble anything even with instructions.

All the best!

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CHEEKY1000 7/25/2012 1:22PM

    Love Norm Abrams! Something peaceful about him. He's not a spaz like so many of those guys are on HGTV.

Glad to see the update on the kayak. I've been wondering. Have you been going out on the lakes with your AE kayak?

Have fun! The wooden one looks great!

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VHALKYRIE 7/25/2012 1:15PM

    That is amazing! Great job!! I am envious!!

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NATPLUMMER 7/25/2012 1:02PM

    That looks fabulous!!!

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JENNIK2 7/25/2012 1:01PM

    What a great hobby!

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JOAN_HEO 7/25/2012 12:55PM

    Tell your husband, "Thank you!" from me! =)

You crashed your plane! Ahhh! That would have broken my heart! Hopefully I won't do the same to the kayak first time out!

I've always wanted to grow up and be Norm Abrams but I don't think I will be as good at building things as he is. =)

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JUDYAMK 7/25/2012 12:47PM

    my husband said you are doing a good job.I built a model plane one time, took me all winter, that spring I took it out to fly .I had control over the radio & did not listen to my husband as he yelled PULL BACK PULL BACK ON THE THROTTLE!!!! It took a nose dive & crashed into pieces all that work destroyed just because I would not listen. have fun Show us as you go along on your summer project.
Judy

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