62 Photos - Mar 9, 2015
Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: my newly built kayak moving cart... light and convenientPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: external glassing done!Photo: fitting the 3 bottom runnersPhoto: I just use hot glue, no epoxy to stick the runners to hull, then glass tape over themPhoto: painting the bottomPhoto: this time, I don't use PU anymore, but another kind of marine epoxy paintPhoto: duck tapes stitched, prepare to paint the deckPhoto: deck painted, duck tapes removedPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: the scale reads 28kg, expected final weight around 30 kgPhoto: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: Photo: launch and trial Hello World - 2Photo: like this silhouettePhoto: launch and trial Hello World - 2Photo: two halves of the skeg box, and two halves of the skeg bladePhoto: my new tool: a Fein MultimasterPhoto: an oscillating tool that can: cut, saw, sand, polish... in ways other tools can'tPhoto: the skeg, with control wire attached, holes to cast lead inPhoto: glueing the skeg boxPhoto: cutting a slot into the boat's bottom, this requires the precise tool of Fein MultimasterPhoto: reinforce the slot with 2 layers of fiberglassPhoto: the retractable skeg in its middle positionPhoto: the skeg box installedPhoto: making a new paddle, the blades...Photo: glueing the blades to their handlesPhoto: glueing and bending to create curvaturePhoto: a short PVC tube is used as paddle's shaftPhoto: finally my purchased roll of carbon fiber fabric arrives todayPhoto: the PVC shaft is reinforced with carbon fiberPhoto: the paddle's blades are reinforced with fiberglass only, since the 5mm plywood is strong alreadyPhoto: skeg box visible in the storage compartment, the control wire on the left of the imagePhoto: launch and trial Hello World - 2Photo: launch and trial Hello World - 2Photo: launch and trial Hello World - 2