Last spring I launched a new company for the coverage of our kayak and canoes. Clear Stream Custom Water Craft‘s website is finally ready for the world to see. Do to the popularity of smart-phones and tablets, it was designed from the ground upRead More
Björn Thommason, the designer of the fabulous Black Pearl sea kayak, recently posted a short article on his website promoting my current build. The original is in Swedish. He has yet to post his usual English translation. The Google Translate version is quite clear
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
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.
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