New kayak build under way

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Glen Smith
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New kayak build under way

Post by Glen Smith » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:45 pm

I have finally gotten around to cutting out the forms to build my next kayak. It is based on the Resolute design with a few modifications. This one is being built to specs for a customer.

[IMG:800:600]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/ ... Forms1.jpg[/img]
[IMG:800:600]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v427/ ... Forms2.jpg[/img]

I think the work table could use a good coat of paint. :embarassed

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Doug
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Post by Doug » Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:10 am

"a few modifications"?
How so?

Doug


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Glen Smith
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Post by Glen Smith » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:59 am

It will have the length of the Resolute but the width of the Endeavour. The deck also has a bit more volume, the bow section is a bit wider. The front hatch will contain a concealed cockpit coaming and seat adapted to a small child.

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Post by Snowman » Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:41 pm

Glen,

Keep us updated on your progress!


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Post by mtpocket » Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:41 pm

Glen,

Looks great. What happened to the miniature kayak you were working on? Any pictures we can see of it?

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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:25 pm

The Mini-Resolute project ( 1/3 scale ) got pushed aside by other priorities and no further work has been done on it. I might continue on it next Summer if I return to the Kite & Kayak Festival in Pictou, Nova Scotia. If not, it will get done one of these days.

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Glen Smith
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New kayak build under way

Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:33 pm

Here is a progress pic of my latest project. The forms have all been installed and aligned, next step is to shape the inner stems.
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ealger
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Glen's Project

Post by ealger » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:30 pm

Well Glen, get busy. We don't see any sawdust on the floor! :big grin
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Glen Smith
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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:42 pm

That's because I've been too busy sweeping. :wink

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Post by Bryan Hansel » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:42 pm

Looking nice. I'm jealous, it's just too cold here now to build.

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Glen Smith
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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:50 pm

Thanks Bryan, if I didn't have a heated workspace I never would have gotten hooked on boat-building. :rolling eyes

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Post by Snowman » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:38 pm

Glen,

Good to see progress on someone's project!

Keep us posted.

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Progress Report

Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jan 30, 2007 11:54 am

Hull stripping has begun. I have installed a K.I.S.S. accent stripe at the customer's request. I made some little "Helping Hands" to support the strips as I apply the glue in the cove since I strip with the bead up. Once the glue is applied, I just flip the strip into position on the hull.
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I added a few more strips today, inner stems are almost covered.
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Post by mtpocket » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:26 pm

:applause Great job boss :applause

How much above the waterline is the accent stripe?

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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:34 pm

The accent stripe is just barely above the waterline in the center portion and a few inches above it at the bow. It follows the sheerline.

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