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 Post subject: Big Problem
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:14 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:48 pm 
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Jeff,

You and your kids purely do warm the cockles of my heart. You are doing right things. Keep up the good work.

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

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 Post subject: Lakers Lair
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:21 pm 
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Thank you gentlemen!

FYI,

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

Har


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