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 Post subject: laker 14
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:46 am 

Joined: Sun Jul 27, 2008 6:57 am
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hi am a fairly new member to jem, and am enjoying the various posts .
i have been thinking of building my own kayak for some time now , and although i have been waiting for the release of bluefin 12 i am starting to lean towards a laker 14 .in order of preference i am a fisherman /paddler
not a paddler/fisherman.i have built timber boats before i.e heron gaff rigged sail boat and an arafura cataraman, quite a number of years ago.
i think the laker might be a simpler "start boat" to sharpen up on my
"am i right ?"
I am a member of the pirate club in coffs harbour which is a club virtually dedicated to building in wood called plywood pirates,great bunch of fair dinkum aussies so i am sure i will get plenty of support from them.i like the look of hairymicks set up for fishing and if i can end up with a finished product like that i will be stoked. kind regards
cridgie down under

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 7:53 am 
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Joined: Wed Jan 04, 2006 8:54 am
Posts: 1965
Location: Queensland, Australia
G'day Ray,

Thanks for the very kind words mate.

Matt is away at the moment but I think ANY Laker would be a very good starter point. They are super boats and my laker gets wet more often than probably all my other boats combined. (Sasquatch come close but is a very different boat)

At the end of your build, you will have a great boat and at the same time, learnt a lot about Matt's build methodoligy. (this is a very good thing is you are planning something way more ambitious like a SOT.)

I am sure the Coffs crew will be a very big help for you and I have heard there are some talented wood workers in that area. :D Please feel welcome to post ideas and questions here too. We are all keen to seen the success of your builds. :D


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Cobia 15 (under construction)

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:30 am 
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Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 8:14 pm
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Location: Greensboro, NC
Laker would be a nice starter boat.

I wouldn't recommend anyone take on a SOT as a first build.

-Matt. Designer.

 Post subject: Re: laker 14
PostPosted: Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:59 am 

Joined: Thu Aug 14, 2008 8:36 pm
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Location: Australia
So how is the Laker coming along??????

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