Boat building

Posted by Ken Campbell September 18, 2012 2 Comments 902 views
I’ve always said I would like to build my own kayak, I’ve just never actually done anything about it. Too much for my budget, not enough time, no good work space to build it in: so many different excuses reasons. 
Well, there’s never going to be enough time – that’s just life. But the other two objections have recently been neutralized. I have been given a kit for the Pygmy Coho by a friend who had a brother that used to work at the factory. It’s a blem, which is why he came to have it, but I’m told it’s not too out-of-sorts and I should be able to make it work. 
I’ve been cleaning out the garage, which is something that needed to be done regardless, and getting the space cleared out that I’ll need to put the boat together. I’ll have to get the fiberglass and resins from the manufacturer, which shouldn’t be too difficult, and with a bit of work, I should be able to make my own kayak. Finally. (I’m sure there will be pitfalls and pratfalls along the way; I’ll try to post them as honestly as I can.)
So, thanks for the kit, Rich. I hope your trip out to Anderson Island went well last weekend. I’m looking forward to getting my hands dirty this winter.

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