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A ship of Phil's
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Mon Mar 11, 2013 3:25 pm

Got back into working on the yak on Sunday.
Decided to sand the hull to remove all the resin drips. A friend told me the trick is to do it 24 hours after putting on the resin as it is still reasonably soft and is easy to sand. After 6 months, it's hard and not easy to sand.
I made a longboard which is working really well. Better and faster than a electric sander.
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A ship of Phil's
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Wed Apr 03, 2013 2:46 pm

I now have 3 longboards of different lengths.
Worked over Easter and got most of the resin dips sanded off, and everything looks so much better.

Need to get back onto it.
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kpofisha
Posts: 387
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:47 pm
Kayak Make: Handcrafted
Kayak Model: JEM Wadefish 15-32
Location: Ulverstone, Tasmania

Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:25 pm

Longboard??
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JEM Wadefish 15-32
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A ship of Phil's
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Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:53 pm

a 2 handed sanding board up to a metre long. - see the picture.
In boat building they can get really long to help give really smooth surfaces.
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A ship of Phil's
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Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:00 pm

Got the rear deck finished, so am starting to work on the central well, with the fish and rod holder.
Photos to come
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A ship of Phil's
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Fri May 24, 2013 2:49 pm

I have been working on the central well. I got it half made, and then changed my mind and had to start all over again.
Version 2 should be a lot lighter and as strong.
I am glassing all the flat panels before fitting them together, as this should be easier than doing it once it's assembled.

The central well will run from the cockpit to the bow, and will give me storage at the back, a fish well in the middle, and it's long enough to allow me to store my rods inside for the surf transits. It is a major component of the kayak, so once it is completed, I should be getting near to the end of the project - hopefully. :headbang: :headbang:
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Jeff the wave walker
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Kayak Make: Wavewalk
Kayak Model: W500
VHF Call Sign: zmw9750
Location: Nelson

Fri May 24, 2013 10:17 pm

Looking good.
When it comes to fishing I set a low standard and fail to achieve it, makes life easier.
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A ship of Phil's
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Tue Jun 04, 2013 7:04 pm

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. It's that, or a train racing towards me. Ie, a train crash waiting to happen.

The central well is nearly complete, along with the seating area, and the decking.
It's just the final little bits to be cut out and fit.

I am hoping to have it complete In time for the bridge to cape fishing competition.
Photos to come.
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glint
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Kayak Model: 6m ?
VHF Call Sign: zmz6495
Location: northshore

Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:21 pm

Bring on the photos please.
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DogFish
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Kayak Make: Kaskazi & Hobie
Kayak Model: Marlin & Adventure Island
Location: Taranaki

Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:27 pm

glint wrote:Bring on the photos please.
Ditto! ;)
I only fish on days ending with a "Y"


A ship of Phil's
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Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:51 pm

Here are the photos
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IMG302.jpg
Central well, incorporating the storage area along with an insulated fish bin forward. It has also been shaped to allow rods to be stored below deck for the surf transitions.
IMG303.jpg
The base of the seat. I have shaped it to give support along the back of the legs, much like a car seat, and hopefully take some weight off the hip bones and no more sore butts
IMG304.jpg
Underside of the seat. Messy workmanship, but out of sight, out of mind.
IMG305.jpg
The central well insulated with lightweight close cell foam. This foam came from packaging we get at work. Light weight and will not hold water.
IMG307.jpg
Central well fitted into the hull, along with the front deck fitted. The footwells and seat are also in place but not yet fitted.
The dividing wall in the central console us the split between the storage area, which will be just in front of the seat, and the fish well, which will be forward. Both are reachable from the seat.
IMG308.jpg
Sideview.
The storage area is tapered towards the stern to allow room for my legs to come together. Helps to make things more comfortable.
IMG309.jpg
view from behind the seat, looking forward
IMG310.jpg
view looking back at the seat.
Since this photo, I took the yak for a test paddle and decided to lower the seat 25mm. This will allow room for some foam padding.
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A ship of Phil's
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Wed Jun 19, 2013 1:53 pm

My Kuvia Kayak Sail has arrived today.
Should fit onto the foredeck and save my arms from a lot of paddling.

website link
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A very smart bit of kit.
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kpofisha
Posts: 387
Joined: Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:47 pm
Kayak Make: Handcrafted
Kayak Model: JEM Wadefish 15-32
Location: Ulverstone, Tasmania

Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:31 pm

Nice work :clap: :clap:
Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone - Bruce McLaren

JEM Wadefish 15-32
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A ship of Phil's
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Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:39 pm

I'm working hard to hide of the messy stuff out of sight.
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A ship of Phil's
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Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:45 pm

The couple of short test paddles I have had to test the placement and height of the seat/cockpit etc has given me a lot of confidence that the idea and the concept is going to work really well.
It paddles well, guides along and tracks straight.
Not too hard to change course or turn, and should rail reasonably well.
The big difference compared to the plastic yaks I have paddled seems to be the stability. The more I lean the kayak over, the more the stability increases, and there is no feeling of the kayak suddenly flipping out from under you.
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A ship of Phil's
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Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:41 am

Purchased a new Humminbird Fish Finder, along with a thru hull transducer.
It was bigger than expected, and therefore needed to find a new home for it, as it wouldn't fit where I had originally planned.
Also it means cutting a bloody big hole in the bottom of the Kayak.
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A ship of Phil's
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Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:18 pm

This weekend should see the cockpit pieces going in. - for the final time
I have put bits in and then removed them. The seat has been lowered and then raised again.
But I am certain I have made the final decision on where everything should go.

Also the big hole in the hull should be cut this weekend to fit the new transducer housing.
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A ship of Phil's
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Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:04 am

The transducer housing is complete and ready for fitting. I just need to bring myself to cut a big hole in the bottom of the kayak.
I was originally going to go with a flush mounted transducer, but ended up with a stand thru hull transducer, with wide angle beams.

The housing is just big enough to fit the transducer, so there shouldn't be excessive drag.

When fitted will have some more photos
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IMG300.jpg
Transducer housing from above
IMG301.jpg
from below.
Hopefully not too much drag
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A ship of Phil's
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Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:07 am

The forward part of the rod pod is now complete. I should be able to fit all my rods in, and they should be protected from the surf launching and returns.
The bracing in the bow is for the carry handle
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A ship of Phil's
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Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:16 am

I have fitted scupper holes to the seat area and the rear well.
I had some 22mm diameter carbon tube, and a 22mm drill bit, so that was the simplest choice for scupper tubes.
First I drilled the holes, and rotated the drill bit to get the alignment for the tubes.
I then fitted the tubes and glued into place with resin.

When hard, I then trimmed the excessive tube off and scupper holes complete

I have taken the scupper holes to the side of the hull, not down as in the plastic yaks. Firstly I didn't need the structural strength the plastic yaks get from jointing the outer hull and the inter cockpit together, and secondly I saw no need to drag 6 holes through the water.
Finally, a couple of black holes in the white hull will look neat.
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IMG299.jpg
there's a hole in my boat
IMG302.jpg
Angle at a slight downwards angle from the seat
IMG305.jpg
Tube fitted
IMG304.jpg
Trimmed on the outside
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