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Kayak Jack
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Post by Kayak Jack » Mon May 19, 2008 9:31 pm

We found a couple of quarts of Morels on the Au Sable last week. JARVIS good eatin'!
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Post by fishforfun » Wed May 21, 2008 8:20 pm

Well it is going together now not sure if it is right though. Does the sides sit on top of the bottom or does the bottom fit inside the sides?
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Post by fishforfun » Sun May 25, 2008 8:25 pm

Well the bottom panel and middle sides are stitched together. Bulkheads and frames are in and it is actually square. Don't no how i did that but i'm impressing my self.
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Oops

Post by fishforfun » Mon May 26, 2008 11:47 am

Oops the top panels were 9 1/2 inches to short. Had to cut and sand out splices and install new longer top center panels. I guess that is what i get when i shortened it up not sure how it happened when i did a cardboard mock up. I think i may have picked up the wrong center panel piece when tracing them out.

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Post by jem » Mon May 26, 2008 12:17 pm

dang I'm sorry to hear that. :(

But I'm glad you worked it out.
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Post by fishforfun » Mon May 26, 2008 2:25 pm

Hay what does it mean when a belt sander starts making all kinds of racket and starts throwing sparks and smoking? Oops !

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Post by jem » Mon May 26, 2008 2:39 pm

fishforfun wrote:Hay what does it mean when a belt sander starts making all kinds of racket and starts throwing sparks and smoking? Oops !
It means you get to go shopping at the big-kids toy store! :lol:
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Post by fishforfun » Thu May 29, 2008 11:06 pm

Well got the stitching done today . May have to put a few more in to try and smooth out some ripples around the braces not sure if they will come out when fiberglassing. I love the look of it and quite pleased . One ? is do you start the tack welding from the outside when you flip it to check for twist or do you do them from the inside to start. Going to start thinking about seating while waiting for fiberglass cloth. Here is a few pics.
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Post by Kayak Jack » Thu May 29, 2008 11:18 pm

I was trying to read the state on those license plates. Where are you from? I like those onions hanging in the workshop. Good man. Any garlic? Make our own jerky?

You're coming along on your boat nicely. Where's the gun turret going to be?
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Post by coogzilla » Fri May 30, 2008 12:08 am

Lookin good.
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