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Here's where you get your hands dirty, so to speak. So if you like to build or customize things for the yak, this is your forum
A ship of Phil's
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:48 pm

The idea for the fish coffin came from the Stealth kayaks, but I felt there was a need to separate the storage area from the fish area. The rear well is mainly to hold the drag chute.
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A ship of Phil's
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Kayak Make: Seahorse
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Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:07 am

First coat of varnish on the hull today. The end is nigh
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
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clovegro
Posts: 26
Joined: Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:02 am
Kayak Make: Own
Kayak Model: CAT
Location: Kaipara

Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:31 am

How is it ?
A ship of Phil's can you tell me what varnish are you using?

kenm
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Joined: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:55 pm
Kayak Make: Viking
Kayak Model: Esprit
Location: Katikati.BOP

Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:15 am

Now I am in trouble!!!Started reading all this and didn't get the broken spoke replaced in the wife's bike!!!
What a great project.

A ship of Phil's
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Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:13 am

I have been using the International Goldspar vanish
See link below.
It has been easy to use, but have found it's best to leave for a couple of days between coats to allow it to dry and harden. So there will be less chance of damage when I flip the yak over to do the deck.

http://www.smartmarine.co.nz/products/m ... r/details/
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
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close2home
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Location: Auckland

Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:36 pm

A ship of phils - nice build ! Where did u source your rudder assembly it looks good

A ship of Phil's
Posts: 134
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Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:02 am

Final coat of vanish on the hull.
I will leave it a couple of days for the vanish to harden, and then will turn it over to finish the deck.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
RTM Disco
RTM Tempo – For Sale
Viking 2 + 1

A ship of Phil's
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:17 am
Kayak Make: Seahorse
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:15 pm

Nice and shiny, and when I look close, I can see every mistake I made.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
RTM Disco
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Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:25 pm

A ship of Phil's wrote:Nice and shiny, and when I look close, I can see every mistake I made.
Should be a satisfying experience, pictures?
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A ship of Phil's
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Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:49 pm

Now up the right way, and first coat on the deck. Transducer is also fitted. Getting closer.
Will try and get some photos shortly.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
RTM Disco
RTM Tempo – For Sale
Viking 2 + 1


A ship of Phil's
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Wed Oct 30, 2013 7:56 am

Here are the photos.
The wifely has given me 6 weeks to finish and to tidy up the garage as my daughter has some friends coming to stay for new year.
Should have the vanishing done in a week, and then it's just fitting all the fittings.
Attachments
sail mountings.jpg
The mounting points for the kayakSailor sail
sail mountings1.jpg
The shining kayak, and messy garage.
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MadMike
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Kayak Model: Ultra 4.7, Stealth EVO 495
Location: Whangarei

Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:21 am

Gee and your wife was worried about the Kayak, looks like theres more to tidy up than that :D

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A ship of Phil's
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Wed Nov 06, 2013 8:18 am

Final coat of vanish is one.
Now for the accessories. - Next Weeks Job.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
RTM Disco
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A ship of Phil's
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:17 am
Kayak Make: Seahorse
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Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:33 am

Rudder is now fitted.
Buying the Stainless Steel screws tonight, and most of the other fittings will be on by the weekend.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
RTM Disco
RTM Tempo – For Sale
Viking 2 + 1

A ship of Phil's
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:17 am
Kayak Make: Seahorse
Kayak Model: 490
Location: Papamoa
Contact:

Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:33 am

Rudder is now fitted.
Buying the Stainless Steel screws tonight, and most of the other fittings will be on by the weekend.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
RTM Disco
RTM Tempo – For Sale
Viking 2 + 1

A ship of Phil's
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:17 am
Kayak Make: Seahorse
Kayak Model: 490
Location: Papamoa
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Mon Nov 18, 2013 8:08 am

Spent the weekend drilling an screwing various fitting onto the yak.
Almost ready for the water. Hopefully tomorrow night.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
RTM Disco
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close2home
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Location: Auckland

Mon Nov 18, 2013 9:49 am

looking good - what rudder did you get and where dd you get it from?

A ship of Phil's
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Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:38 pm

It's a RTM rudder, and are available from Seahorse Kontiki's for $200.
That includes the rudder, lines, and adjustable footplegs.

One change I made was to use 1/4 inch nylon tube as the cable guides, and upgraded the lines to 3mm dynemma/spectra rope, which is non stretch. It is the same material as braid fishing line.

Using the larger tube reduces the drag of the line inside the guide tubes.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
RTM Disco
RTM Tempo – For Sale
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A ship of Phil's
Posts: 134
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:17 am
Kayak Make: Seahorse
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Location: Papamoa
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Mon Nov 18, 2013 1:38 pm

Seahorse phone number is 07 543 0266
Ask for Phil.
Snapper - to small to measure
Kingfish - Still growing

Best fishing Trip - 9 snapper in 2 hours (first ever fishing trip)

Building - 5 metre custom design
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close2home
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Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:50 am

Thanks

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