I am beginning the setup for one of Nick's Yukon racer/training kayaks. This is the first single I have done that uses a rudder, and I am starting the hunt for a suitable rudder and footboard.
Has anyone out there built the Yukon who could tell me what worked for you? It looks to me like one of the SmartTrack rudders (Race or Ski) might be the way to go for that piece, but the footboard seems a bit trickier because of the shape of the deck.
I would appreciate any advice, especially if you had to make a footboard to fit your boat.
750 to 1000 bd. ft. of old growth WRC. 2 x 4 x 18', 12' and 8' lengths. This was decking material, nailed down, 2' on center. Approximately 2" of clear wood between nail holes. Random grain orientation with approximately 20 to 30 growth rings per inch. Beautiful material once it is cleaned up. This post is both an attempt to establish a value as well as potential buyer.
I have access to clear air dried cypress that is a joy to work with compared to the kiln dried cedar available locally. The problem is I don't like the color, can I stain the whole canoe, inside and out satisfactorily? What products can you recommend? Thanks
I'd like to protect the keel of the Outer Islander I'm building with perhaps a 4" width of polyester fabric because of its abrasion resistance. I've tried all the usual glass distributors I can find and they're not carrying it anymore.
Thought I'd ask the global community? Looking for a way to protect this two year project's bottom from the inevitable scrapes to come once it hits the water.
I am at the stage in building my first Strip Built boat where I will be moving on to final sanding of the hull prior to the initial coat of epoxy. At which grit do you folks stop when sanding the bare Cedar Hull? I have just about finished the fairing of the hull with my ROS and 50 Grit.
i am trying to sort out if its a problem with me/my computer or the site. i have been trying to upload a picture of latest work but keep getting an error message when i try to upload
thanks for any help.
Without picture uploads there's not much to say, but I thought I'd mention that I'm putting the finishing touches on a Bjorn Thomassen Panthera.
Hope to have it on the water in a couple of days.
I wanted a rudder boat for day paddles and possible short trips, so built a short (507cm) version of Panthera ('High Deck' variant, I like room for my feet...).
Perhaps some kayak sailing; I've planned the attachment points for the stays and mast step.
I am in the process of building a CNC Vember and used MAS LV epoxy for the layup and initial fill coat. This is the second boat I have built using MAS recently. While I love the ease of wet out, the bubbles are driving me crazy. On this particular boat I applied an initial seal coat and let the boat cure overnight. The layup was performed at a constant 75 degrees (as measured by a digital thermometer sitting adjacent to the boat). The first fill coat was applied by brush (using Nick’s suggested technique) according to the cotton swap test.