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DIY boats

Postby DarenN » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:18 pm

this is a Greenland style skin-on-frame kayak that i built for day trips.
18 feet long.
20 inches wide.
6 inches deep (at the back of the cockpit).
weight 25 pounds.

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before skinning:
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Re: DIY boats

Postby DarenN » Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:27 pm

this one is made of 1/8" plywood sheathed in fiberglass and epoxy, inside and out.
17 feet long.
19 inches wide.
6 inches deep.
26 pounds.

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Re: DIY boats

Postby Ridgerunner » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:19 pm

Very nice Daren. You are a true craftsman ! ;) :D
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Re: DIY boats

Postby Roy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:19 pm

Why can't I see the pictures?

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Re: DIY boats

Postby Roy » Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:20 pm

Ignore the last message, I can see them now.

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Re: DIY boats

Postby zelph » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:09 pm

The top photo. What kind of skin on that one?
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Re: DIY boats

Postby DarenN » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:17 pm

zelph wrote:The top photo. What kind of skin on that one?


Ballistic Nylon is what it's called. weighs 8 ounces per square yard. after the skin is sewn onto the frame, the skin is coated with a water-based polyurethane varnish to seal it, makeing it waterproof.

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Re: DIY boats

Postby zelph » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:28 pm

DarenN wrote:
zelph wrote:The top photo. What kind of skin on that one?


Ballistic Nylon is what it's called. weighs 8 ounces per square yard. after the skin is sewn onto the frame, the skin is coated with a water-based polyurethane varnish to seal it, makeing it waterproof.

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Water based-polyurethane, wow, good to know there is such a product. I'll have to search for it locally. A local marine sales and service store more than likely will have it . I have some 2000 denier nylon coated one side with urethane that I've designated for my Wigwam/tepee. I'll use it for the inner wall that surrounds the entire circumfrence. Heavy but durable. It's some stuff I've had left over from many years ago when I was making large stuff sacks for rolls of carpeting :lol:
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Re: DIY boats

Postby DarenN » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:41 pm

zelph wrote:
DarenN wrote:
zelph wrote:The top photo. What kind of skin on that one?


Ballistic Nylon is what it's called. weighs 8 ounces per square yard. after the skin is sewn onto the frame, the skin is coated with a water-based polyurethane varnish to seal it, makeing it waterproof.

Daren.....


Water based-polyurethane, wow, good to know there is such a product. I'll have to search for it locally. A local marine sales and service store more than likely will have it . I have some 2000 denier nylon coated one side with urethane that I've designated for my Wigwam/tepee. I'll use it for the inner wall that surrounds the entire circumfrence. Heavy but durable. It's some stuff I've had left over from many years ago when I was making large stuff sacks for rolls of carpeting :lol:


the stuff i use is available at Home-D. it goes by the name of "Varathane".

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Re: DIY boats

Postby zelph » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:07 pm

the stuff i use is available at Home-D. it goes by the name of "Varathane".


Very helpful, thank you Daren, off I go to Home-d :D
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