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Glen Smith
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Hull progress

Post by Glen Smith » Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:58 pm

I have closed in the first half of the hull bottom, next steps, cut centerline then fill in second half.

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Post by Glen Smith » Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:00 pm

The centerline has been cut and I have added a few strips on the second side. For a change of pace I decided to make the mortices and install the outer stems before finishing the hull planking. This way I will be able to start shaping the outer stems while the glue dries on the last few hull strips.

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The hull is fully stripped and the outer stems are shaped. Next steps: scrape, fill cracks, sand.

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The hull has been sanded with 80 grit and wet to raise the grain.

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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:02 pm

The 6oz hull cloth has been wetout.

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Post by mtpocket » Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:53 am

Nice, very nice. I like the images you added under the glass. You do such a nice job glassing that I might let you drive the 1000 miles down here and do mine.

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Post by Glen Smith » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:28 pm

You are too kind! If you actually manage to finish stripping your kayak, you would deserve a helping hand with the glass job. I'll have to check with my parole officer first though. :laughing

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Post by mtpocket » Wed Feb 21, 2007 3:01 pm

Oh I'm sure something can be worked out. She might want to get rid of you for a few days. She might be happy knowing you're out of the country.

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Post by Glen Smith » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:58 am

The hull has been rough-sanded and turned upright. I am ready to strip the deck.

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Post by canoeblderinmt » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:47 am

Glen,
More of your outstanding work. :applause

Will you post a pic of the bow detail? Are those fish on a line? Did you use a decal?

It's looking very nice.

Life has unfortunately gotten in the way of my Prospector and Yaks, but I hope to start them within the next few weeks. The ice is starting to melt around the lower lakes and rivers here. Soon it'll be time to paddle again!

Greg
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Post by Glen Smith » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:10 am

Hi Greg, here is an upside-down bow pic showing the decal. It was laser printed on acetate and applied between the wood and the glass. The 3 fishies are narwhals. This design was chosen by my customer.

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Post by canoeblderinmt » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:44 am

Sweet!


BTW...What are those little dark spots on the hull?? JK

Greg
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Post by Denis » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:37 pm

The little dark spots are shrimp :laughing

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Post by Glen Smith » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:40 pm

The little dark spots are a "staple" diet for whales. :laughing :laughing :laughing

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Holy yak deck, Boatman!!!!!!!!!!

Post by Glen Smith » Wed Mar 07, 2007 6:32 pm

I have finished stripping the deck and I cut out a "swoop" pattern which needs to be cleaned up then filled with narrow strips. Once this swoop has been stripped, I will cut and strip an opposing one that criss-crosses this one with contrasting strips.

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Post by Snowman » Wed Mar 07, 2007 8:18 pm

Glen,

This is going to look nice. I have also considered doing something similar (swooping or something like Rod Tait or a simpler version of something shown on the Redfish site) on a future kayak. I like the look, even if it is not symmetrical.



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Post by canoeblderinmt » Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:39 am

I always wondered how you guys did that :thinking

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