Two Lakers for the Kids and 1 for dad

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Har_Laker
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Big Problem

Post by Har_Laker » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:14 am

I started stitching my kayak together, squared the frames and then flipped her over for a look. :( The bottom keel joint had a 1 " offset for the length of the hull.

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I thought a a little about adding a keel strip to cover it up, but I figured that I would still end up paddling on one side more that the other to keep her strait.

I decided to take the bottom out and fix the joint seams. I've been trying to get these kayaks done with so much else going on, I guess I just rushed a little to much. Lesson learned.

Cut out, removed, and sanded down to separate, and reset the bottom panels

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Here's my little man/helper that claims all the kayaks for himself.

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He wanted to help, so I gave him a chip brush and some water to paint his sisters yak.

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Here's my oldest thinking about redoing his deck after looking at his sisters natural finish.

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We can't wait to get back on the water ,
Jeff

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Post by Kayak Jack » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:48 pm

Jeff,

You and your kids purely do warm the cockles of my heart. You are doing right things. Keep up the good work.
Kayak Jack
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Post by olsnappa » Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:50 am

Jeff......I have to agree with KJ.....Your photos show it perfectly. This is what it all about. :)
John.
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Har_Laker
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Lakers Lair

Post by Har_Laker » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:21 pm

Thank you gentlemen!

FYI,

I will be adding all additional posts to the "Laker Lair"

Har

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