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Old 04-03-2012, 08:24 PM   #379
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...Zep. come on man, there are more yak designers out there, pigme isn't the only one.kinda like saying my 93 burb looks like your 2011 maroon silverado....
Are you sure about this? I wuda swore that pygme's (sic) were unique. Ooh, on second thought, it couldn't be a pygme if it was heavy.

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Old 04-03-2012, 08:42 PM   #380
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it couldn't be a pygme if it was heavy.

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seems as I recall,, it took the both of us to unload your tandem last summer!!
that thing has displacement, not to mention the torpedo tubes, you used how many gallons of epoxy on that thing? like 4 maybe.

while you're here, the airplane guy in Co. geez I forget things, like his name, he sent out a link for some tool and I was looking at that site and noticed a hand held wet sanding block that had a direct line to attach to a faucet, WAY cool. imagine that wet sanding without having to go back and forth between the bucket. course it would require boat building in an area that drains well. **** man last year when I was finishing off Linda Lu's boat I was sanding in the rain. worked out real nice. california rain is warm, btw
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:21 PM   #381
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Half Parrallelogram lift

Here's the pics of my proof of concept rear loader lift. the kayak being loaded weighs 95 lbs. yup, I did not build it, let me make that clear.
the process, attach device to trailer hitch.
place approx 1/4 of kayak onto loader,
lift stern and walk forward till loaded contacts stop point (bumper)
raise stern and slide yak forward.
This thing works pretty good.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:23 PM   #382
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more pics

the unloading is just the reverse, except gravity helps.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:09 AM   #383
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Tim, you are the clever boy today. You can display the Clever Boy award on your desk until the next person wins it!

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #384
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what's happening yakers???
I finally got the Avocet on the water, upriver paddle with some really challenging changes in elevation, the kind where you are paddling your butt off and looking at the same rock on the bottom wondering if you're gonna make it up the shelf. lol
The Avocet really is forgiving in fast water, peeling in and out of "rip your boat apart" eddies was a blast. I didn't even go swimming!!!
BUT the Night Heron is faster upstream without a doubt, and it weighs 38 lbs compared to the RM Avocet 63 lbs.
just a few thoughts to keep the thread going on,
oops also got broken in while paddling, shattered passenger window, took a small cooler and a pair of Dickie work pants.
I went to my storage unit and got my Knaack job box, it's now in the back of the Subaru, it's a small one only 32" wide, fits nice. shame its the way things are going these days.
Paddling a 10K saturday in the Pax 20, yee haa.
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On Sunday, the Hobie rep will be in town and a few other companies for demo days. Can't wait to try out the Hobies we've had our eyes on.
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Old 05-04-2012, 09:41 AM   #386
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what's happening yakers???...
Paddling through the flooded forest at Prairie Dog Park in Kansas.

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This turned out to be much better than expected. Great camping and a flight of white pelicans.

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Old 05-11-2012, 06:01 PM   #387
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Baidarka

Want to build a skin-on-frame kayak? Go to the Skinboats.org school in Anacortes and have one completed in just 8 days for a total cost of $1200. I'm trying to get into the school in August, but the openings fill up fast. They have 10 acres and plenty of room for Streamers to camp on site while they build their kayak.

I got the hots for this after reading Dyson's technical analysis of the design (very fast, light) and some reflections on Inuit history. I've always wondered about the bifurcated bow, and now I know that it's not just decoration.

My kayaking bud Ken, in Port Townsend, put me on to this, so I rushed right up there to check his out. He was previously a stitch-and-glue builder of Pygmy kayaks, like me, and he is sold. His first effort is beautiful (see photo). After you master the technique, you can build the next one for less than $300.

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Tim, I may have one of these by the time I see you in September. I've even purchased the 96" Thule bars so I can get all the boats on the truck! Ready to take another photo?

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:30 PM   #388
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Funny Roger;
last spring I helped a fellow skin a Yost Sea Tour skin on frame.easy peasy. There's a lot of controversy about the "stuff" to use to "paint" the fabric,
anyway this guys boat was light , responsive and rolled like a warm tortilla on a hot August night.
you can have that steam bending stuff.1200 bucks is a lot of dinero for a sof.
Theres nothing to it. the freaking eskimos built them out of drift wood.
I started penciling out frames for a 19 foot Baidarka, haven't built anything yet, this year.
its a skin on frame, thinking of covering it with see thru poly. would be nice.
side note. I covered the fleet last weekend, was 2 minutes ahead at the windward mark. 5 mile course, blowing steady 15 kts.gusting 25.windwaves and whitecaps all day . conditions I favor.or should I say ,do well in.
you need to spend more time on the water.
paddled Natomas today. The NCAA West Coast Rowing Championships are this weekend.
Gee, you should see these college kids. physical specimens to say the least.
hey I need some 72" thule bars!! just the bars, got the mounts.
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Funny Roger;
Theres nothing to it. the freaking eskimos built them out of drift wood.
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the Eskimos didn't have Air Forums as a time diversion. Seriously, while I've never built a skinned boat I've built a half dozen cedar strip canoes and kayaks over the past few years. Even sold a couple. Projects like this just take commitment - like eating an elephant one bit at a time. Off to the shop to work on restoration of 1973 Tradewind - no analogies there...
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...you can have that steam bending stuff.1200 bucks is a lot of dinero for a sof...
yeah, but it's the chance to camp in Anacortes for a week! Plus all the techniques I've never tried before. This is going to lead to a da Vinci glider model hanging in the studio ceiling...and other cool stuff. Any excuse to hang out in the NW is a good one. Plus, I'm over taking hours or days to reinvent techniques in my shop that a pro can show me in five minutes.

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...its a skin on frame, thinking of covering it with see thru poly. would be nice.
When I was paddling at Elkhorn last year an old fhart dropped his clear poly kayak in the water and paddled away. Looked like it weighed about 10 pounds. Totally simple, with slab sides, looked like a tiny copy of the Monitor--two wedges with a flat top and bottom--but it seemed paddle OK.

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you fox. I think I am a guy who is continually getting ready, building stuff, and hardly ever doing.

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hey I need some 72" thule bars!! just the bars, got the mounts.
I will bring them. I've got two sets of 72's. (That second six-pack is going to taste great!)

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Hey, DGJ, lets see some pics. I just love strip kayaks, so many different designs with the choice and placement of the strips. another member has built some beauties, Howie is his forum name. I think.
Roger, lets see, a six pack of OVZ for a set of bars, hummmm, bring em we'll drink and talk. I now have a rm Avocet, lets try to get you wet this year!!!
If the pro is gonna show you the whole shebang in 5 minutes why are you going for a week??
Oh, I forgot, you're the guy that takes 2 hours to watch 60 minutes, lol
I have a trick new ONNO wing!!!
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...If the pro is gonna show you the whole shebang in 5 minutes why are you going for a week??
Oh, I forgot, you're the guy that takes 2 hours to watch 60 minutes, lol
I have a trick new ONNO wing!!!
LOL, snot coming out my nose...

No, you miscalculated. It's 12 tricks and hour for 40 hours. So that's something less than $1.87/trick for the week. I will finally know more tricks than you!

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