Strip Built

Boat built using narrow strips of wood, edge glued together and covered with fiberglass

Yukon footboard and rudder

Submitted byRalph Merriman onMon, 10/04/2021 - 15:12

Hi All;

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.  

Salvaged western red cedar

Submitted byStephen onSun, 09/05/2021 - 13:35

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.  

started stripping deck ... problems!

Submitted byNHrob onMon, 02/15/2021 - 12:27

Hi,

  I just started stripping the deck on my Spring Run.   I have glued the first two strips en each side and am having trouble at the bow and stern tips.

How best do you join the strips at the ends?   Are there some good stripping videos that show this specifically?   I fear I am making a mess of it and have stopped for now.  I hope to send pics soon of it.

Thanks,

Rob

Bulkheads on Strip-Built

Submitted byStephen Connelly onTue, 01/05/2021 - 09:55

Am preparing for my first strip-build and want to know whether I should be using foam or plywood for the bulkheads. Should I be concerned about the hull compressing and damaging it due to a plywood bulkhead resisting this compression?

 

Stephen 

Petrel Play forms

Submitted byJohn W. onTue, 12/22/2020 - 05:30

I am cutting the forms for a strip built Petrel Play. I've made 7 previous kayaks, always using an external strongback. The bow and stern PP forms have long extensions designed to run along an internal strongback. Is there any purpose for these extensions when using an external strongback?

John

Looking for polyester fabric

Submitted byKenSpiegel onMon, 10/12/2020 - 21:35

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.

Thanks all.

Ken Spiegel