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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:56 pm 
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Yes it was a but hard not to run into the end. A couple of peddles seemed to get her going easily but stopping is a problem. . . . . . . . .


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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:07 am 
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I got some of the little bits done today after my water test.

I set up the "caps" to cover the tubes for the rudder ropes. I held the tubes down & then sat some bricks on them when I put the epoxy on.

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I made some pad eyes to fit some lanyards to hold the seat in & also a bungee cord to hold the paddle when not in use.

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I will fit these tomorrow after I put the 3rd coat of epoxy on the top decks.

I will then leave the boat to cure a bit longer & start to coat it with varnish in a week or so. I hope to use her a few times before I start the varnish & see if I need to add any extra pad eyes etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:46 pm 
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Well I have been on the water with the Wadefish twice now but some one forgot the camera on the second trip :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops:

Anyway here are some shots from her first true water test.

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I also did some speed tests with my GPS & I can get a top speed of 11.7Kph (6.3Kt) for short bursts. She is stable as but as yet I havent tried a full roll & re entry until I get a few more coats on her & all the seals etc in place.


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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:39 pm 
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Great kayak! And, fast. Nice to see that the Hobie drive and drive well worked well for you. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:41 am 
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CC TX wrote:
Great kayak! And, fast. Nice to see that the Hobie drive and drive well worked well for you. :)


Thanks for all your help CC TX :D :D :D :D


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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:19 pm 
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I put a coat of varnish on the top decks & the first side panel today & also started to put some details on.

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I have only done the top side panel as I have not got the graphite to do the waterline & below on the rest of the hull.


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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:33 am 
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That looks so great. You and CCTX have definitely inspired me to retro fit my Sabalo. That and my constantly sore elbow.

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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 2:49 am 
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craiggamesh wrote:
You and CCTX have definitely inspired me to retro fit my Sabalo.


Good luck & when you do it post some pics. :D :D :D :D


& its CC TX that did all the hard work. PM him for the plans he has drawn up.


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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:50 am 
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I havent posted much on the second Wadefish but today was a big day.

I got the second one all set up to check the seat position etc.

So I had to do a photo of the 2 side by side.

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Then it was back inside & start gluing.

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I used wire ties on this for the first time. . . . . for tricky bits it made things a breeze.


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 Post subject: Re: Tassie Wadefish
PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 2:12 am 
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Here is a bit more on the second Wadefish.

Todays work was to set the drive well up in position.

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Glue the front deck in position.

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I cheated & slipped a few screws into frame 4 through the bait bin & fitted it with the bin (another day waiting for glue to dry cut out) & also did the scuppers in position the same time.

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The hole in the washer is a snug fit to my glass tube & the hole in the bin & hull are slightly smaller.

Glassed the bottom of the seat well.

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Its now ready to have the rod tubes fitted.

Set up the holes for the rudder tubes to be fitted & also managed to break the tip off of the rear deck.

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Today is the last day of my long service leave. . . . .I might get some more done Sat & Sun but Im close to having two magic boats.


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