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winter build

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:47 pm
by glint
Have drafted the plans for a 17ft SOF Multi-chine Sea Rider kayak as a winter project.Frame to be cedar covered with ceconite.

Re: winter build

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:56 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
You realise Paddlesnap still won't be happy :P
You are, of course, using baby seal bladders for your hatch covers?

Re: winter build

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:04 pm
by awondering
Looks an awesome project there Glint... look forward to the progrees reports with pictures... A :^)

Re: winter build

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:12 pm
by WaikatoYakka
Looks like something that'll keep you very busy Glint.
I'm keen to watch this in progress, keep the thread running and good luck. :y:

Re: winter build

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:37 pm
by glint
The estimated build time is under 80 hrs the estimated cost under $400 setting up takes most of the time.getting time in the man cave is the other problem. i will be building it on a strong back jig which i will leave set up once i have finished.

Re: winter build

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:59 pm
by Rusty
hi mate cant wait to see the finished item :y:

make sure you put some pics up on the way :y:

Re: winter build

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:29 pm
by paddlesnap
Cool , looks a nice craft mate :y:

Re: winter build

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:15 pm
by glint
Frames lofted to full size plans ready to transfer to plywood. As you can see it is a lean mean machine. Back to work for the next six days so no more progress .next step is to make the strong back and set up the jigs.

Re: winter build

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:18 pm
by Hainesy
Keep the updates regular Glint.... :y:

Re: winter build

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:20 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
You know, this has real potential to become one of the definitive SOF builds on the Web :y:

Are you using "off the shelf" measurements, or have/will you adjust to fit your sizing?

Know it's a fair way off yet (about 78 shop hours by my reckoning ;) ) but really keen to be there for the maiden voyage (in my GL of course)

Re: winter build

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 6:47 pm
by glint
This build is more for the build than the end result I just love the challenge of making things. There will be a fair bit of poetic license as i love setting out things to suit the eye.It will not be a rush but a labour of love.Other than the initial offsets i have no PLANS or building instructions so a lot of trial and no doubt errors at first. I like the look of the lines and have chosen a three chine build to give a nicer shape.hope to build the strong back next days off and lay out all the frame positions.The frames themselves will probably not get done till the next days off after that.Once the frames are in place the centre sections should be fairly quick the hard part will be designing the pointy ends.

Re: winter build

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:37 pm
by Mac50L
glint wrote:Other than the initial offsets i have no PLANS or building instructions ....
Have you looked on Tom Yost's

http://yostwerks.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

web site? There should be lots of information there as he designs those.

Re: winter build

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:42 pm
by Kiwi K
:rock: :o:

Re: winter build

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:25 pm
by glint
Mac50L wrote:
glint wrote:Other than the initial offsets i have no PLANS or building instructions ....
Have you looked on Tom Yost's

http://yostwerks.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

web site? There should be lots of information there as he designs those.
Thank you :y: great help and so detailed saw the add before but missed the manual thanks again.

Re: winter build

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:56 pm
by glint
Strongback now built and spacer positions set out. My next step is to rip my gunwales, stringers,keel and deck beams. Once i have the correct dimensions for all of those i can start cutting out my spacers.I have decided to go with 9mm marine ply for the spacers and making the bow angle 10 degrees and the stern 20 degrees not dissimilar to the Tahe Greenlander. My coaming is planned out at 24" x16" does anyone know of production skirt that would suit this? The rocker has been drafted at just over 4cm at the bow and 3cm at the stern at this stage.

Re: winter build

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:04 pm
by Rusty
awesome mate :y:

Re: winter build

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:27 pm
by nzimp
Mac50L wrote:
glint wrote:Other than the initial offsets i have no PLANS or building instructions ....
Have you looked on Tom Yost's

http://yostwerks.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

web site? There should be lots of information there as he designs those.
Jeez there is some fast looking machines there. Now for some PS baitingThey don't look very stable though.

Re: winter build

Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:08 pm
by Hairy Little Dwarf
glint wrote: My coaming is planned out at 24" x16" does anyone know of production skirt that would suit this?
If you pull the length back to 23", then that'll match the Tahe LC cockpit which would be a standard size.

Re: winter build

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:45 am
by glint
Hairy Little Dwarf wrote:
glint wrote: My coaming is planned out at 24" x16" does anyone know of production skirt that would suit this?
If you pull the length back to 23", then that'll match the Tahe LC cockpit which would be a standard size.
Done. Just as a matter of interest what are the angles approx between your deck line and your stem and stern? does 10 degrees seem too fine for the bow. It looks ok but still unsure.
Also thinking of making the first section behind the coaming a 3mm ply deck so i can install a small self contained hatch to hold wallet and car keys etc,it will still be over covered with cloth to keep the appearance the same.Any thoughts on foot rest designs or kneepad construction.

Re: winter build

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:23 pm
by glint
Frames cut out ready to go but held up on supply of cedar for stringers.Looking at the frames this is going to be a snug fit definitely a yak you wear .