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    strip kayak

    Hi all
    I see we have a thread about cloth covered kayaks.,so here is one about strip kayaks,
    I built this one last year over a period of about 10 months.
    It has proved to be a very nice kayak, safe, seaworthy, light (32kg, 70lbs)
    and was fun to build,the timber is Paulownia and Kauri (a New Zealand timber)
    rudder is carbon fibre ,it has a tiller system and fully adjustable foot rests,
    It is skinned with 6oz fibreglass cloth and epoxy resin so making a remarkably strong hull ,I also made two greenland paddles for it. If anyone would like to know more about it please ask.
    Cheers
    Graham
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails start stripping.jpg small.jpg   1 small.JPG   rudder small.JPG   finishedsmall.JPG   launch day_0004.jpg  


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    Wow! That's gorgeous, Graham. I know next to nothing about kayaks, but I know sleek lines and curves when I see them. Thanks for posting the pics.
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    Amazing craft Graham What are the dimensions and is it in kit form?
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    I have question. Photo #2, adjustable footrests. Very simple and I like that. What is the T shaped piece? I keep looking and I can't figure that one out.
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    I'd guess the T is rudder control.

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    Very nicely done craft there.

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    Beautiful with a capital B.

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    Ooooooo Graham very very nice Kayak.

    Welcome to the family. Thanks for posting your pics and build.

    I love strip builds or either Kayaks or Canoes.

    My question is whats next?
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Horton View Post
    I have question. Photo #2, adjustable footrests. Very simple and I like that. What is the T shaped piece? I keep looking and I can't figure that one out.
    Hi Jeff
    the t shapes peice is the rudder control ,just a nudge with your foot and you go left or right ,
    Graham

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Ooooooo Graham very very nice Kayak.

    Welcome to the family. Thanks for posting your pics and build.

    I love strip builds or either Kayaks or Canoes.

    My question is whats next?
    Hi Rob
    Well when you have a grown up family of boys ,you know "thats nice dad ,can you build me one??' so to save a little time i built two stitch and glue singles,One for each family,didn't enjoy making them as much as a stripper but they turned out OK .
    I decided to paint them as the ply wood I used was very plain (Popler)
    Heres a couple of photos,,thats my grandson paddling
    cheers
    Graham
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