I searched the archives and couldn't find any old posts about this, so I'll give some background... Sometime around 2001/2002 I built a Chesapeake Light Craft Northbay. I paddled it very happily for a few years but had a few changes I wanted to make. Sometime around 2007 I ripped the deck off and started a strip deck and some other modifications. Then we had a couple of kids and I put the kayak up in the garage for a whole bunch of years.
Now I'm back at it. I finished stripping what was originally going to be a recessed cockpit, sanded the deck to 220, knocked down all the glue bumps on the underside of the deck and will be glassing it tomorrow pending decent weather.
After that it's building up the coaming, based on the original S&G coaming, putting in some new bulkheads and adding a fixed 2' x 2 inch skeg to replace the retractable skeg I had previously. I'm also looking to add some hip braces. I might possibly add some under deck storage in the cockpit but haven't fully committed to it. It's a relatively tight fit already.
And, to fit the "pics or it didn't happen" mantra, a couple crappy cell phone pics. One of her next to her skinless SOF sister (a modified Chuckanut) and one on the bench after some sanding and fitting the last of the cockpit strips.