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by OnkaBob
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Comments
Topic: Trapper 35" Floatation Bulkheads - Watertight Storage?
Replies: 4
Views: 4431

Re: Trapper 35" Floatation Bulkheads - Watertight Storage?

Glassing the interior first will be much easier than trying to do the sections after installing bulkheads. I glassed the hull of my Laker first and it has been OK. Use some glass tape on the bulkhead to hull joints just as you would with any other joint and it will be fine. I've tried making my own ...
by OnkaBob
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Builder Log
Topic: Sabalo 12 my first kayak build
Replies: 23
Views: 11566

Re: Sabalo 12 my first kayak build

There's a saying that experience is the thing you get just after you need it. I think that's one of the reasons why many people build a second boat.

Anyway, if it's any consolation, all the panels look good in the photos 8) .
by OnkaBob
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Builder Log
Topic: Sabalo 12 my first kayak build
Replies: 23
Views: 11566

Re: Sabalo 12 my first kayak build

Looking good so far. Regarding scarfing panels, I remember looking at various jigs for power tools years ago and they were all more trouble than they were worth. A good block plane and a bit of practice is all you need, especially with plywood because the plies show you where the high spots are. If ...
by OnkaBob
Sun Aug 30, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Builder Log
Topic: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive
Replies: 32
Views: 22806

Re: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive

Looks like you had a great day. Well done on the build and on the sliming!

Thanks also for a really good thread. The comparison with the other kayaks is bonus info that doesn't appear very often.

And good luck on the salmon!
by OnkaBob
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Builder Log
Topic: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive
Replies: 32
Views: 22806

Re: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive

The painted hull / timber deck combination looks great - all it needs now is some fish slime! :D
by OnkaBob
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: Builder Log
Topic: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive
Replies: 32
Views: 22806

Re: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive

Trim looks good and that means you put the drive well in the right place. It would have been very difficult to sort out if wrong so job well done.

Looking forward to seeing photos with all the accessories fitted.
by OnkaBob
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Builder Log
Topic: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive
Replies: 32
Views: 22806

Re: Quarantine Kayak Build - Blue Fin 15-29 w/ Mirage Drive

Looking real good Phil. Going to be a nice fishing craft when finished.

Had a quiet chuckle at the photo with all the weights on the floor panels.
by OnkaBob
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Builder Log
Topic: Kiwi Sabalo.
Replies: 14
Views: 12894

Re: Kiwi Sabalo.

Some good progress there and it's looking good. When setting up the half panels for doing the butt joints check the layout carefully against the drawing. About the time I was doing my laker some people had the panels at the wrong angle so even thought the QA check gave right number the panels were j...
by OnkaBob
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Builder Log
Topic: Kiwi Sabalo.
Replies: 14
Views: 12894

Re: Kiwi Sabalo.

Good move Sudz. Sabalo is a nice fishing craft and you're getting something positive out of a bad situation. Keep posting progress photos and ask questions if you have any difficulty. Things are quiet on most forums these days but there are still a few people around to help out with comments and adv...
by OnkaBob
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Misc.
Topic: I'm Back
Replies: 4
Views: 14221

Re: I'm Back

Are you also on The Yak Shed as Oldfart?