11' Kayak "Loggerhead"

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by LP, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. ancient kayaker
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Looking good LP, but you'll have to hurry to beat the ice . . . :)
     
  2. LP
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    LP Flying Boatman

    It's only been two and a half years since I posted to this thread. I've been working or get this project off of the "to do" list. I may throw on some accent paint, but otherwise I'm calling it done. It's been on the water a couple of times before paint and varnish and the little craft performs nicely. It was never meant to be a show piece and was only a prototype/proof of concept build and as such I didn't use quality ply. I used sub-floor quality ply.

    This ply has 5 veneers, but the surface veneers are paper thin so, in essence, it's a three veneer ply with the predominant veneers running across the ply. I feel this contributed to a certain lumpiness in the deck. If I was the name the little craft, I would call it "Loblolly".
     

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  3. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Hi LP, nice looking craft, looks lean and long. Regarding speed of build---My Grandfather was slow BUT he was OLD.........................................
     
  4. LP
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    LP Flying Boatman

    Thanks ....... And ......... Giggle.

    And another slightly different angle. iProducts only let me post one photo at a time.
     

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  5. LP
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    LP Flying Boatman

    The plain white sides looked a little too barren. Added some beige to the sides.

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  6. LP
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    LP Flying Boatman

    Then, I couldn't leave it alone and wanted to try something visually. I applied vinyl pin striping in a effort to give the illusion of strakes. I think I only succeeded in making it look like it has three horizontal pin stripes. :rolleyes:

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    FMS Senior Member

    It looks good pin stripes or no pin stripes ;)
     
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