Paddlepup's Laker 14

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Post by tx river rat » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:46 am

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
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Post by jem » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:43 pm

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:
-Matt. Designer.

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Post by Oldsparkey » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:36 pm

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:

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Post by jem » Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:39 pm

15 x 28... hmmm......
-Matt. Designer.

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Post by hairymick » Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:07 pm

Matt wrote
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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Mick

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Hatch

Post by paddlepup » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:23 am

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.


As John the Pom says:
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.
Cheers
Dave

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Re: Hatch

Post by Kayak Jack » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:02 pm

paddlepup wrote:As John the Pom says:
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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Post by tx river rat » Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:24 pm

Love the way you did the paint on the decks

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Post by Har_Laker » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:13 pm

Beautiful job!

I'm learning so much from this site.

Thank You!

Jeff

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Post by hairymick » Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:24 pm

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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Mick

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