17' 0" Endeavour

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17' 0" Endeavour

Post by Joan and Ted » Sun Aug 15, 2004 8:06 am

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Strip project #2

Post by IslandStripper » Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:15 pm

Last year at this time we completed a 15' Ranger. Now I have the bug and have a location to start the next project - Endeavour 17.

Start Date- September 9, 2004

Target - September 8, 2005

So far I have constructed the strongback, laid out the molds, cut and mounted them. I now have approx 70 bf of rough sawn western red cedar and preparing for planing and ripping. See my progress photos at the link below.

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Ahead of Schedule

Post by IslandStripper » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:17 pm

I believe I'm a little ahead of schedule. I took last week off as my folks were in town so I used them for feed rollers for making the strips. I now have three in place. With a decent base to work from I'm going stapleless and the next strip will be my feature strip.

I hope to use the stapleless jigs as shown in KayakCraft. Any comments or experience with these jigs on the endeavour would be appreciated.

I plan on using a similar strip down the centre of the deck, however it will be made of two separate strips bevelled to lay fair along the deck centreline. (crowned along the centerline.)

follow the link below for picture of the progress.

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Post by Glen Smith » Mon Nov 08, 2004 6:33 pm

I used the Kayakcraft jigs and liked them. You say you want to build staple-less but photo 33 shows staples, what gives? I thought we would see a photo of your infeed table :lol: .

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More progress

Post by IslandStripper » Mon Dec 06, 2004 1:18 am

The stripping of the hull is complete and I have dry fit the outer stems. Time to borrow a space heater. Not that cold but a little chilly for epoxy (8-12C) in the garage.


http://ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/davidj ... /my_photos

The tanzer should be hitting the water in March. I have to take it down to fibreglass and redue the bottom paint for the salt chuck. Funny that fresh water paint - its teflon. Not much sticks to it. 8)

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Working from the book w/ a question

Post by gulo » Fri Jan 14, 2005 1:48 am

I just got started on building the Endeavor from the lofting tables. Although it took a bit of time the forms and strongback are coming along fine. However, I plan to build a recessed cockpit on the boat, so I need to make some additional cuts to the 3 forms at this point. Problem is, the book does not give a specific location for the cockpit. Could anyone give me the specific measurements for the length and placement of the cockpit? I need to modify the dimensions to take into account the recessed area, but want to be sure to locate the cockpit and seat at the proper point to maintain a well balanced and seaworthy craft.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Bret

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Post by Doug » Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:12 am

May be of interest to you,

A recent thread was posted in the builders forum,

Doug
"Some people hear the song in the quiet mist of a cold morning..... But for other people the song is loudest in the evening when they are sitting in front of a tent, basking in the camp fire's warmth. This is when I hear it loudest ...." BM

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Post by Doug » Fri Jan 14, 2005 6:14 am

"Some people hear the song in the quiet mist of a cold morning..... But for other people the song is loudest in the evening when they are sitting in front of a tent, basking in the camp fire's warmth. This is when I hear it loudest ...." BM

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Deck time

Post by IslandStripper » Mon May 23, 2005 1:27 am

FInally back at her again after a couple months of landscaping and other house hold projects. The deck is now 85% complete and its going quite well - stapleless isn't that bad.

new photos at photos.yahoo.com\davidjrollins

Later

Dave :eyebrows

Here is a direct link to Dave's photos: http://ca.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/davidj ... /my_photos
Glen.

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Post by arudson » Sun May 03, 2009 9:11 pm

Eight months of hard work but the job is done. My Endeavour saw freshwater last weekend and a summer like calm morning allowed me to go to put in the chuck on Friday and go for a wonderful paddle around a couple of the Northern Gulf Islands. All the work seemed worth it. Today I attended an introductory Kayaking course and am really excited for the weeks ahead and the many outings to be had.

Here are a couple of photos showing the fruits of my labour.

http://photoshare.shaw.ca/messages/view ... 2265/parm/
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Post by pawistik » Mon May 04, 2009 10:57 am

Congratulations Alan! Enjoy your new boat. Do you have any pictures to share?
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Post by Glen Smith » Mon May 04, 2009 9:54 pm

Alan, thanks for posting the photo album link, very nice!

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17' 0" Endeavour

Post by BellGuy5 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:57 am

Hello all,
I am currently building an Endevour 17' kayak from BMB. The hull is almost ready for glassing but it is too cold right now to attempt. While I wait for warmer weather, I will start to accumulate all the finishing touches I will eventually need. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good kayak seat? BMB offers the Nimbus seat...I don't know anything about this seat and haven't seen it up close. Any insight would be appreciated.

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Re: 17' 0" Endeavour

Post by Cruiser » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:41 pm

I know that Swift canoe sells their seats to the public, I am told they are pretty nice ...


http://media.wix.com/ugd/f1b4eb_506aacb ... b09d05.pdf


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Re: 17' 0" Endeavour

Post by Glen Smith » Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:39 pm

The Nimbus seat is very comfortable and installation is easy.

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