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PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:07 pm 
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G'day Ron,

I am enjoying this build immensly mate, and learning from it 8) You do good work and your speed of build amazes me.

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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: Sat Jul 26, 2008 9:58 pm 
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Tell you something, this wood seems slow to me.
Now give me a couple sheets of aluminuim a plasma cutter mig and a tig
and we can put some boats together fast. Lay out on metal was my job for a lot of years and I was pretty fast at it. The wood drives me crazy sometimes having to baby it , with metal just get a bigger hammer.
Ron
PS Aluminiun yak would be tough but noisey and hot.
Hummmmmm Now polished alum with wood inlays, hey Tick you have any scrap cypress :lol:


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Ron,

I haven't done a lot wth aluminium. Heavy steel fabrication and pressure welding was my thing and is my trade but I bloody hate both steel and my trade. Head too long stuck in a bucket I guess. :lol: . - Long Story mate, but that is basically why I got into this wood thing. :D I just love turning beautiful timber into sawdust. :P

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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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I got both decks on today and cockpit layed out and cut



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This is not a good pic but I like the look of this boat from the side

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And one from the top

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Started cutting the combing , I have high hopes for this boat.
Ron


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Ron,
Looking real good!

Lakers remind me of a Corvette, they look fast sitting still.

Yours looks really fast!

Jeff


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This is the first boat that I have built that I think will look better in the water, She should be a burner as Mick says.
In about another week I hope to find out.
Ron


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got a little more done on the boat ,pic of combing


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need a little more sanding and one more coat then she wil be ready for the black on the bottom

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Ron


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Wow you build fast! My first cedar strip kayak took me 3 years. However, I had two kids (actually my wife had them i just had to change a lot of diapers) during that time so most of the time the unfinished boat hung in the garage. This one is looking pretty and fast.


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Got some more done on the boat today, glass finished black on the bottom, dang I like the looks of this thing

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Pic of the backend
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and my favorite

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little finishing up inside and ropes front and back she will be ready to hit the water.

Oh my two helpers

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and Catfish Charlie the superviser

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Thats all folks (for today)
Ron


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dang I like the looks of this thing


Me too mate.

Top little superviser too mate. Love the grin. :D

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Laker X 2, Sasquatch 16.5 T-V 15 Okwata 15:
Cobia 15 (under construction)


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