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demigod
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:27 pm

Looking great there Glint! and now the jig is free, time to start #2 ;) :wasntme:
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Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:30 pm

demigod wrote:Looking great there Glint! and now the jig is free, time to start #2 ;) :wasntme:
The jig is for sale at cost of materials $70, plans free,advice free.
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Tue May 01, 2012 11:09 am

I had to alter the deck line as my big feet did not fit in.Now completed the change and installing the floor in the cockpit. Sanding of the hull in preparation for the skin is underway.I also have to put in some thought as to the fitting of the coaming.Do i fit it almost linear or give it an eye pleasing upsweep? weight to this point now 22lb.Varnishing the frame will bring this up a little but not much.Target for the completed kayak is sub 30 lb and it should fly in as the covering is not that heavy.
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Thu May 03, 2012 10:08 pm

glint wrote:I had to alter the deck line as my big feet did not fit in.Now completed the change and installing the floor in the cockpit. Sanding of the hull in preparation for the skin is underway.I also have to put in some thought as to the fitting of the coaming.Do i fit it almost linear or give it an eye pleasing upsweep? weight to this point now 22lb.Varnishing the frame will bring this up a little but not much.Target for the completed kayak is sub 30 lb and it should fly in as the covering is not that heavy.
Cool good light weight .
The upsweep is good as it gives runoff and deflection when rolling or shedding waves & more clearance for knees and ease of getting in & out. Most production ones go for it and it certainly works from experience in both of mine.

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glint
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Fri May 04, 2012 11:24 am

Getting the coaming right has been a pain i am on my third attempt!!! :@ but it will come right in the end i am sure. Will submit a pic when i get it right.
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Fri May 04, 2012 1:08 pm

the sharp end note the fine entry
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Sat May 05, 2012 9:43 am

8) Work of art mate :rock:
I'm sure it took the original craftsmen kayak makers a lifetime to perfect.
Can see why people just hang them up as aesthetically pleasing graceful Artwork.

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Sat May 05, 2012 12:38 pm

finished hull prior to varnish just to prove i can fit in it.
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paddlesnap
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Sat May 05, 2012 8:12 pm

K for kaptivating -looks great :y:

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Sun May 06, 2012 4:43 pm

It is a couple of weeks away yet but i am thinking what color or colors should i paint it? Bearing in mind it is a very low profile kayak.
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Sun May 06, 2012 4:47 pm

Flipping 2c into the arena...Given the style, I'd say natural colours rather than primaries.

From previous anecdotes on here, I'd say choice of colour does squat in terms of visibility to skippers who aren't looking |(

Keep the boat 'traditional' and wear high viz.
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Sun May 06, 2012 5:17 pm

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:Flipping 2c into the arena...Given the style, I'd say natural colours rather than primaries.

From previous anecdotes on here, I'd say choice of colour does squat in terms of visibility to skippers who aren't looking |(

Keep the boat 'traditional' and wear high viz.
What color are seals :D :D
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Sun May 06, 2012 8:06 pm

Check out Freya Hoffmeisters Greenland style competition boats , in Seal skin black ,( also her form fitting wetsuits are worth a gander too :tmi:)
Black is actually highly visible in daylight conditions-
But yeah check out the sites with them and you'll soon see what looks right.
The Orca scheme on HLD's certainly looks the part :y:

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Sun May 06, 2012 9:19 pm

Solid black don't work in NZ summers! I paddled a black Sequel a few years ago - You end up pressure-cooking unless you can rotary cool.
The black rear deck on Orca works as there's always water washing over it, I wouldn't go for a black foredeck though.

But yeah, the Orca colour scheme looks very sharp
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Mon May 07, 2012 3:48 pm

Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:Solid black don't work in NZ summers! I paddled a black Sequel a few years ago - You end up pressure-cooking unless you can rotary cool.
The black rear deck on Orca works as there's always water washing over it, I wouldn't go for a black foredeck though.

But yeah, the Orca colour scheme looks very sharp
show me a picture please.sealing the frame next days off.hope to pick up the material in about 10 days.
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Mon May 07, 2012 4:12 pm

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glint
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Mon May 07, 2012 4:34 pm

Thanks :y: :inlove: for that do you mind if i copy it?
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Mon May 07, 2012 5:08 pm

Go for it - Don't need to ask me.
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glint
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Tue May 08, 2012 3:59 pm

Done deal then black hull, aft deck ,small for deck and white raised deck will be the way i will go.
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Thu May 10, 2012 10:12 am

Have now priced or purchased all required to finish the build and have a cost over run of nearly 100%
estimated cost prior to build $400 actual build $760.
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