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The Forum Slide Show

Submitted by admin on Mon, 04/02/2018 - 11:37

So, I got the slide show working. I've placed it on a couple different pages. The slideshow currently shows a randomly selected set of 10 images at a time. There are more than 10 images available, and the next time you refresh the page a different selection of 10 images will be displayed.

You can add images to the slide show by following this link: Add Slide Show Image. It will have you upload an image and ask for a description. You can only add an image if you are a registered user.

Guillemot end forms

Submitted by Peter Harvey on Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:34

I’ve just started building a guillemot, using the info in Nick Schade’s book. I have a query on the end form lines as the keel depth on the end forms is deeper than it is on either of the forms against which it comes up against. What is the purpose of this edge or should I be planning it off so that it match the adjacent forms?

 

Any help/suggestions gratefully received

Just Starting: Attaching Forms to Strongback

Submitted by Michael74 on Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:35

I just ordered Great Auk kayak plans and read Nick’s book, “The Strip-Built Sea Kayak” as first steps.  I also ordered a 2x4x16 foot LVL construction beam to use as the strong back (I read that this was a better option than a 2x4 because it is more true).  My naive question is how I attach the forms with actual 2” by 4” cutouts to the LVL, which has 1 1/2” by 3 1/2” true dimensions.  Should I try to center a 1.5 x 3.5 inch hole on the form instead of cutout the 2x4 hole, or just try to shim the larger hole to the smaller LVL?

Best Kayak? Help Needed

Submitted by huba_87 on Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:31

Hi there 

I am looking for a bit of wisdom...

I have a cobra expedition, which i find is a little too long for my needs and is not as agile as id like, 

I am looking for something thin lightweight, fast and agile and after a lot of research have come up with the following SOTs.

Triumph 13 (not as thin as id like but by all accounts seems like a good choice)

RTM Tempo Angler (a little more than id like to spend but reviews are good)

Wood selection for the hull

Submitted by Scott Maschino on Mon, 07/23/2018 - 22:39

I haven't built anything yet, but have been kicking the idea around for several years now. I've done a lot of looking, reading, watching and such. I understand that the "traditional" hull wood is red cedar. I tend to not follow tradition.  I have the opportunity to fell and mill some black walnut and should be able to get some long, straight 8/4 planks. Reading the bark, I have strong hopes that they should yield some long clear grain sections that could be used in a kayak. As well as a few sections that will likely have some curl.

Protect Your Feet with The Best Water Shoes for Kayaking

Submitted by rosaliecollins on Fri, 06/01/2018 - 22:55

Do you have any water shoes made for kayaking? Or you don’t indeed put much thought into the shoes since you have no idea of them. read my article. Link Deleted

Home Page Slideshow Photos Wanted

Submitted by admin on Sat, 03/24/2018 - 22:02

You may have noticed that the home page has a little slide show running. I just quickly found a few images to put in to start with.

I could use some more. I'm looking for images of people working on building boats as well as photos of completed boats and boats being used.

The images need to be at least 950 x 355 pixels. I can't guarantee I will use everything, but think of it as a chance to share some nice images here on the forum.