Jul
11
2017
Stuart Yendle

Building your own sea kayak part 3: cockpit, sealing & fibreglassing

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Posted Jul 11 2017 by Stuart Yendle of Stuart - Sea Kayak

In the third instalment of the building your own sea kayak series, after a long break in the build over the winter the materials have arrived for the next stage of the process. The Petrel’s cockpit is recessed to give it a lower profile, which makes Eskimo rolls easier.  The forms are temporally glued to the boat and cockpit area is cut. Read more …

Jul
4
2017
Stuart Yendle

Building your own sea kayak part 2: hull & deck

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Posted Jul 4 2017 by Stuart Yendle of Stuart - Sea Kayak

The first strips are on.  I spent a while setting up the forms on the strongback and securing them with cleats.  I then cut and shaped the stem pieces seen here on the bow. Read more …

Jun
27
2017
Stuart Yendle

Building your own sea kayak part 1: forms & ‘strongback’

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Posted Jun 27 2017 by Stuart Yendle of Stuart - Sea Kayak

I’m going to post three articles about how I built my own sea kayak, followed by some articles about the adventures you can have once you’ve built it. The idea is that you buy some detailed plans and follow them carefully. They will guide you through every step of the build. Read more …

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