Posts related to tools used for building boats

Key electric tools for building Skin-on-Frame kayaks ?

Submitted byMayeric onTue, 11/16/2021 - 05:07


I specifically registered to this forum because I plan to build a skin-on-frame kayak(s)... my motivation is for very light-weight kayaks for me and possibly my kids, the handwork, and possible other experiments with this building system for light structures.

I am looking for an active community on this "marginal" subject: there seem to be some posts on this forum, but feel free to point me also towards other ressources...  ;-)

Where can I find an inexpensive ghostwriter?

Submitted byjacklinalbert onTue, 11/09/2021 - 10:58

Logging on to ghostwriting bidding sites or outsourcing to another country can help you find cheap ghostwriters. Bidding site ghostwriters frequently take on such assignments on a part-time or sporadic basis. Although their rates are likely to be lower than those of other professional ghost writers for hire, their experience is likely to be restricted.

Anyone use a laser level?

Submitted byRalph Merriman onMon, 05/06/2019 - 19:09

I was wondering if many are using a laser level in forms setup or at any other time  in strip building.  I have always used the traditional methods, eyeballing and string, but perhaps it is time to upgrade as my eyes get older.  

I see many inexpensive levels for sale on line.  Is there anything I should look for, or a particular one you are happy with? I would appreciate any advice.  



Kayak Maintenance

Submitted byadmin onTue, 08/28/2018 - 09:14

A couple weeks ago I took time out from other projects to do some quick maintenance on a few a my kayaks. I had a broken back band, worn out gasket and a big ding to deal with. The video is below.

Probably of most interest to people is dealing with the beat up bottom of my Petrel Play SG. This boat has a single layer of glass on the bottom, doubled up only on the keel line. I take this boat to play in rock gardens where the surge sometimes drops me hard on pointy rocks.