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Thar She Blows

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  1. Bugsbrew

    Bugsbrew Veteran Member

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    Well, it's finally done. It's a replica of a Greenland Skin on Frame Kayak. No fasteners in the frame besides dowels, mortise and tenon joints and artificial sinew. I did use epoxy to do scarf joints, laminate the masik and make the cockpit hoop. Most of the frame is pine. The ribs and cockpit hoop are white oak and the masik is red oak. The skin is heavy nylon fabric covered with two part polyurethane. This has taken me since early last summer. I got the frame done in about two months and then had to wait for cooler weather to skin it. Glad it's done, I'm launching it tomorrow in the pool. I'll try to post a video of shooting from the kayak pretty soon. Now I can get back to making slingshots. DSC07168.JPG DSC07175.JPG DSC07162.JPG DSC07122.JPG DSC07151.JPG DSC07146.JPG DSC07149.JPG DSC07116.JPG DSC07135.JPG DSC07085.JPG DSC06579.JPG
     
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  2. M.J

    M.J Well-Known Member

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    Wow, super cool!!
     
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  3. sidecar_

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    Awesome Bugs, in a boat like yours you really feel at one with the water.

    Sent from my MotoG3 using Tapatalk
     
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  4. JonM

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    Nicely done sir. It reminds me of the kayaks done at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais:tu:
     
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  5. You'llshootyereyeout

    You'llshootyereyeout Veteran Member

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    OMG!!! Did you see how clean that garage is?!? That kayak is amazing!!! Love that joinery. Beautifully done my man. Outstanding!!! I'll be looking at this for a long time to come.
     
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  6. Kevin

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    That's a beauty! Hope it floats. Haha jk. Amazing work.
     
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  7. Sanch

    Sanch Veteran Member Supporting Member

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    Just one word WOW!!!!!
     
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  8. wooky

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    That looks fantastic Bugs!! Beautiful!!
     
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  9. Thundor

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    Wow that's rad!
     
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  10. Rayshot

    Rayshot Active Member Vendor

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    That is a project to be proud of!!!

    Good photos!
     
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  11. Diaboloslinger

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    Amazing! Plenty of places to enjoy it here in NorCal too! Incredible craftsmanship!
     
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    Very well done my friend..I am sure there will be many hours in the water with this
    super fine Kayak...excellent workmanship...Be proud my man of your build..

    OM
     
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  13. Bugsbrew

    Bugsbrew Veteran Member

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    Thanks OM. I am proud of it but also glad to be done. Can't wait to take it to the ocean.
     
  14. Bugsbrew

    Bugsbrew Veteran Member

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    Thanks so much you guys!
     
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    what wer you thinkings Bugsbrew , you forgot to fit an extreme albatross bow mounted catapult :)
    thats an awsome vessel you've built congrats:tu:
     
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  16. Bugsbrew

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    Thanks Wooky, I'll trade you for one of your aluminum slingshots. No I won't but I do love your work.
     
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  17. Bugsbrew

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    Thanks guys, I kind of feel like an honorary eskimo now.
     
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    Many thanks! The garage is dirty now. Guess my OCD is showing through.
     
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    Hey Kevin,
    Thanks. No one hopes it floats more than I do. We'll find out tomorrow.
     
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  20. Bugsbrew

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    Thanks Sanch! Now I can get to making some of the slingshot ideas I have. The vacuum chamber idea really intrigues me too.
     
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