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Category: 2010 “Neytiri” Night Heron (CT)

Build log for the “Neytiri” hybrid Night Heron for Scott in CT. Original design by Nich Schade, Guillemot Kayaks, CT. Modifications by Dan Caouette, CSFW.

Neytiri: Launching (sort of)

2010 "Neytiri" Night Heron (CT) Kayaks

Neytiri: Launching (sort of)

Posted By Dan (CSFW)

Scott recently launched the “Neytiri” Hybrid Night Heron… in a local pool.  Oh well.  It IS winter in New England.  He posted a few videos on his blog. Below is an except:
I finally got Neytiri over to water today – too bad it was

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Neytiri: Final Outfitting

2010 "Neytiri" Night Heron (CT)

Neytiri: Final Outfitting

Posted By Dan (CSFW)

Work from 11/24/2010 through 12/11/2010
We’re nearing the end!  In this installment I’ll take care of the final outfitting.  I’ll coat the hull bottom with our tough graphite mixture, add the footbrace foam, make the deck toggles and run the decklines.
With the deck and

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Neytiri: Clear-coating the deck and sides of the hull

2010 "Neytiri" Night Heron (CT)

Neytiri: Clear-coating the deck and sides of the hull

Posted By Dan (CSFW)

Work from 11/30/2010 though 12/2/2010
Pretty sharp, huh?   I had the deck and sides of the hull just got clear-coated with three coats of DuPont ChromaPremier 72700S urethane.  The bottom will be coated in our tough graphite.  I picked it up last night.
I don’t

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Neytiri: Mating the Deck to the Hull

2010 "Neytiri" Night Heron (CT)

Neytiri: Mating the Deck to the Hull

Posted By Dan (CSFW)

Work from 11/24/2010 through 11/27/2010
This is the big day.  I get to bond the deck to the hull.  Soon it’ll be a usable kayak!
Some designers advocate laminating a solid length of fiberglass tape to each side of the deck/hull joint.  It’s a great

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Neytiri: Installing the adjustable skeg

2010 "Neytiri" Night Heron (CT)

Neytiri: Installing the adjustable skeg

Posted By Dan (CSFW)

Work from 11/16/2010 – 11/24/2010.
In this post I’ll write about how I installed a custom carbon fiber adjustable skeg.

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