Category Archives: Kayak

Splices and Stuff

Made progress this afternoon on the keel splice. Next I’ll work on the chine log splices. Making a 12 foot boat out of 8 foot stock is taxing. Not as taxing as doing wood strip work. Well, with the keel … Continue reading

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Kayak Progress

Don’t look like much yet. All dry fitted. I just had some time between rain threats and household chores. I have the bow stem where I want it now and will start next time on the stern stem. I worked … Continue reading

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The Boat Is Started

I had a window of cool air without rain for a bit yesterday afternoon. So I knocked up a minimal strong back and started making the frames out of 3/4 pine. After knocking up the frame I worked on truing … Continue reading

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Bait and Switch

I went out to pick up the plywood for the boat and it magically had doubled in price. I hate box stores. I was so pissed off, That I left the cart in the middle of the aisle and walked … Continue reading

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It’s SOLD!

I wish it’s new owner well. A pretty lady snapped it up 5 minutes before the other guy was about to arrive. Funny thing was she wasn’t suppose to show up until tomorrow But she came out today and left … Continue reading

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Selling The Boat

I listed the kayak on craigslist and got 8 hits in the first hour. It will have a new home tonight, I’m sure. I need the cash from the sale to start on kayak #2. I might just build 2 … Continue reading

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Vid and Survival Thoughts

Here’s the final edit of the maiden voyage of the beach mariner, Enjoy. I love discount stores. I got a  few items from a local Ollies store. Krylon paints for the boat at  $1.99 a can, A stainless steel cup … Continue reading

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Bilge Pump & Misc

I bought the kayak bilge pump this afternoon and tested it out as soon as I got it home. It works like a charm, bailing a 2 gallon bucket in seconds down to almost dry. Things have sure changed over … Continue reading

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The Pain, The Pain!

My shoulders feel like they belong to someone else. It’ll work out the next few times I get back to the water. The kayak has a name now, It’s called FUBAR. In the works are the addition of two hard … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

Grass is riz, wtf the posies is? Bought a kayak at Dunhams today. The Future Beach Mariner 10.4 10’4″ length, weighs 43 lbs. 300 lbs. weight capacity High performance stable multi-channel hull Cockpit console with bottle holder I’m very happy … Continue reading

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