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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:46 pm 
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Guys
Thanks for the thumbs up.
The only thing I might do if I built another one would be drop the back deck a inch at the cockpit on the rear , I think that would give her a more rakish look .
Weighed the finished boat tonight 47 1/2 lbs
That will work for me
Matt again thanks for a splendid design
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great work!!!!

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I have to get a name for this boat, there are so many Lakers around :lol:
Took a saw to her this afternoon cut the hatch opening and started glueing in the lips, using the same size hatch openings as I have used on the last three boats it works well.
In a couple more weeks I will give her one more sanding and then put on the varnish.
Ron
PS for extended trips the T-V will be the boat for one or two day trips are races think this will be the one


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Finally got time to post the last set of pics
Holes cut for hatches and first shim glued in

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Gluing in the bottom lip

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fits pretty good
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Elastic cords in place

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I need to go play with her some more and get her trimed just like I want
I will let her sit a few days then sand some more and put on the varnish.
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The Laker 15 5 aka cuda got some time on a Lake today several hours with a single blade paddle and a while with my double blade, now I am not one to start a contraversy :twisted: but this ole red neck don't like the single blade for flat water, now on the river with a current behind you might be different.
The Cuda shined it is livley and when you dig in she will jump and fly I love this boat, the glide is awsome . We had a little cross wind the cuda never was fazed at all.
I hate to say this but I think the T-V just got bumped into second place.
Cameron , one of the fellows I took paddled all four of the boats and his comment when he got back in was I cant believe how easy that one is to paddle.
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I am one happy paddler
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Good for you, Ronnie. Tough to have a couple boats vying for position of "best in the stable".

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:05 pm 
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The Cuda does her stuff.
I took the Cuda out with a bunch of guys this Saturday for a little paddle. We had a mixture of boats, several sit on top yaks a wenona 14 ft canoe , a loon tandem, a 16 ft canoe , I think about 12 boats in all .
Folks I am in love with this yak it is such a pleasure to paddle.
After a couple miles we pulled off on a big sand bar and some started fishing , I threw my pfd and paddle on top of the Cuda and told them to try her out . Believe it or not all of them took a turn in her they fell in love with the boat. Matt should be a lot of lurkers for a while and some builders.
As we paddled on down the river to take out I laughed as a couple guys behind me were talking , one said dam look at Ronnie he is just goofing off paddling half the time and we are paddling hard just trying to stay up with him. :lol:
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How did Greyloons Memorial go? I wanted to attend but family matters prevented it.

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Darrel it went well. Wish you could have been there
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Part of the boats at the take out
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