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Submitted by STEELINOX on Thu, 08/01/2019 - 20:38

Hello, my name is Randy, and I live in La Mesa, California. I got plans for the Micro Sport Bootlegger and hope to have her on the water - here at the Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona - someday.

This is what I have now, a Pamlico tandem...

Watson Lake, Prescott, AZ

Perimeter deck lines

Submitted by Rich Greenberg on Tue, 07/30/2019 - 15:26

Hi, I am new to this forum.  My wife and I have a couple of skin on frame kayaks.  They are beautiful and are built in a very traditional manner with no perimeter lines. As we venture out into Puget Sound more, I think I'd like to install perimeter lines.

Board length calculation confusion

Submitted by dkavran on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 14:11

Hi All,

i am ready to begin ripping strips for my petrel play and am confused with the materials calculator provided on this site.  Under the field where it had you enter the strip width I am not sure what value to use.  Nick says the strip width is also the width of the board, so would I enter 1.5 given I am starting with 2x10 stock, or do I enter .75 given that will be the width that I will rip the strips down to?

any help would be greatly appreciated.


Dennis K - 

Can’t figure out what brand and model this kayak is

Submitted by bam77 on Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:26

I just got this kayak for $25 but I can not figure out what brand and model it is. The owner did not know so hopefully someone in here may be of some help.????

Spare Paddle Holder v2

Submitted by Scott Innes on Fri, 07/12/2019 - 07:13

Finally built a boat with a dark deck and got fed up with scratches from ferrules of spare paddle so figured we'd finish off the left over epoxy. Few layers of carbon laid inside PVC. Hard to find a simpler project, but fulfils intended purpose well.

Waves took v1 to the bottom of Lake Ontario last year so retainer strap added.

paddle holder