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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:46 am 
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There is one thing I hate about these Lakers.
I have the 13 ft one , now I am going nutts wondering how the 14 fter works and the 15 6 is calling me .
Danget Matt your killing me
Ron
Love the boat and the fantastic job you did on it


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tx river rat wrote:
There is one thing I hate about these Lakers.
I have the 13 ft one , now I am going nutts wondering how the 14 fter works and the 15 6 is calling me .
Danget Matt your killing me


Happy to be torturing you! :twisted:

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Paddlepup...
That is one sweet and beautiful kayak you built , My hats off to you on a job well done. :D

tx river rat....

Now that I have started building the Sasquatch 14 x 30 if Matt comes out with a 15 x 28 or 26 I will come over , pick you up and we will administer some justice in North Carolina .......Texas style.
Ya know the old fashion kind called a ..... Neck tie party with Matt as the guest of honor. :lol:

Ya know .. Thinking about it he did mention to me that some things would be done differently for me about the packing and all the tape on the next kit I order ... Do you think he is planning ... NO .. He would never do something like that , he's not that devious. OK , might be slightly. :oops:

Chuck.

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15 x 28... hmmm......

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Matt wrote

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15 x 28... hmmm......


We talkin Sasquatch here? :shock: 8) 8) :D

Oh yeah, Pups, love ya work mate. beautiful job. 8) 8)

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JEMWATERCRAFT Swampgirl; Wadefish;Touring Pirogue;South Wind; P5 ;
Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:23 am 
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Thanks for the comments guys.

Had a pm request for details of the hatch so will post a couple of pics here in case others are interested.

Hatch closed
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Hatch opened
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If I were doing the rear hatch again I would put the doubler for the opening on top of the deck to build it up a little to prevent water on the deck from dripping in when the hatch is opened. It fits well as is and keeps out the spray from a hose. I think I'll leave it as for now as it's fine for a six-pack and a couple of sandwiches.


Hatch lid with self adhesive neoprene strip.
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Internal doubler with neoprene strip
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The hatch lid doubler was made from the cutout from the hatch opening. The rubbers do not fit on to each other but form a double seal side by side.

Front hatch is of similar construction
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This seemed like a good idea at the time but it was made to also act as a foot brace for a person my size. It works just right for me but my preference now would be to omit the front hatch/bulkhead, just have the deck reinforcing as in the plans and put in adjustable footrests. Makes it more adaptable.

More water proof storage under seat
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Hope this helps any prospective builders.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:02 pm 
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paddlepup wrote:
As John the Pom says:
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I Just love the fact that if'n you ain't happy with any aspect of these boats just cut it out/off and put something else on.
This, I believe, could become a sort of company logo. Fine tune it until it's perfect. Then, improve it some more.

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Love the way you did the paint on the decks

Ron


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Beautiful job!

I'm learning so much from this site.

Thank You!

Jeff


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Dave,

You do real nice work mate. You have raised the bar considerably with this build.

Bloody good on ya maaaaate! :D :D :D

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