pogue3one wadefish 2.?

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painted with decals

Post by pogue3one » Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:56 pm

Got some decals from a local fella and stuck'em to the yak. Here are the latest pics:
I saw this skull hood ornament at the auto parts store while I was getting clutch pedal covers for the steering system.
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decals from yaktags
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another view of steering system, buit-in tackle box/dry box and flush mounted hatch.
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Wadefish (complete)

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Post by digr57 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:29 pm

Very Very Cool lookin boat.

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Post by jem » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:15 pm

WOW!!!!! :shock: 8)
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Post by hairymick » Tue Apr 15, 2008 2:21 am

:shock: :D Who would have thought a painted boat could look so good?

Mate, I love what you have done with your boat. 8)


Respectfully,

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Post by olsnappa » Tue Apr 15, 2008 5:27 am

Spectacular!! Great job.
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Post by lark2004 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 6:40 am

:shock: :!: :!: :!:

wow

what more can I say......
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Post by zeb » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:29 am

Thats a crackin job well done 8)
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Post by scottrunnr » Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:32 am

Amazing! The console with the lure trays is fantastic!

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Post by dangermouse01 » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:26 pm

I like it!
I see the rudder cables running into the boat, any pictures of your rudder set up and the cable coming back out.

Fantastic job.

DM

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Post by pogue3one » Sat May 10, 2008 3:18 pm

I would have posted this sooner, but the previous rudder was a failure. I used 4mm okume wrapped in 6 oz glass for the rudder but did not reinforce the weakest point with glass.

Result:
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I looked around for another material to use for the rudder. I thought about using black rubber trim that is used to trim the lower part of walls. then I came across a sprayable rubber coating used for tool handles. I decided to use sheet metal coated with this stuff.

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Rubber coating
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I had priced commercially available rudders and footpegs and decided I was too cheap to shell out $300 - $500 necessary to obtain them. My rudder assembly (except for the Metal and Coating), and steering system are made almost entirely of scraps.

I used leftover glass tubing from my scuppers for foot pegs. The pedals are clutch pedal covers.
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I used your (DM) suggestion for running the cables under the cockpit.
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Here are some pics of the finished rudder system:
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The Rudder carriage (I gues that's what you'd call it) came from a link that was posted by hoz when I asked about a kayak sail here
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this link was posted http://www.laurieford.net/rudders.htm
Here's My version:
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I'll let you know how it works after I test it on Monday.
Wadefish (complete)

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