Southwind 15-30

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Southwind 15-30

Post by Jimmy W » Thu Jul 31, 2008 5:21 pm

Starting to take shape.
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Still have to close up the ends.
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Post by john the pom » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:28 pm

Nice Jimmy, looking real well. Ply looks to be thickish?
Wouldn't worry too much about closing the ends up, they're good for letting water out of the boat as well.

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Post by Jimmy W » Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:32 pm

The plywood is only 4mm, it does look thicker in the photo.

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Post by Kayak Jack » Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:26 pm

Jimmy,

My bet is that you will come to cherish this boat. It will be a superb solo boat, and a decent dual.
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Post by Jimmy W » Fri Aug 01, 2008 12:00 am

I think that you are right Jack. I have the ends closed up now, but no new photos yet.

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Post by Kayak Jack » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:22 pm

My "Katie Bug" canoe is 13.5 X 30. With me (210) and Katie (50) and gear (80-100) in, it has about 8"-9" of freeboard. You're going to be able to take along that kitchen sink if you want to. (I have a buddy who loves to portage; I'll rent him out to you.)
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Post by Chalk » Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:46 pm

Can't wait to see this one done...more pics please
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Post by hairymick » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:30 pm

Can't wait to see this one done...more pics please
Ditto. :D
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Post by Jimmy W » Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:22 am

Here are two more. Bow and stern are closed up and the center seam is tacked.

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Post by Jimmy W » Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:00 pm

The inside is now glassed and sheer clamps are installed.

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