Sabalo 12 my first kayak build

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bbgobie2
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Type of boat I like: SOT kayaks

Kayak Complete!

Post by bbgobie2 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:09 am

The best part!
A completed Kayak. Looks good. Too bad there's that inflatable SUP in the way...
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That 2 part Epifanes polyeurethane sure is glossy. Its 3 coats of white, followed by 1 coat clear with metallic white pearl mixed in and another clear. Topside is 3 coats of gloss.

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Out enjoying it in the 1.5 sem tandem trim. I wouldn't do 2 adults, but while our daughter is small there's enough room and capacity.

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Went with magnetic hatch, will add some bungee or something around this area to make it more secure. The magnets are not nearly as strong as I wanted. But I do love the grain pattern of this piece of wood

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Sliding seat setup to allow us to trim the Sabalo 12 depending on if we're paddling solo or with our daughter.

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Rear storage with a couple of rod holders.

bbgobie2
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Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Type of boat I like: SOT kayaks

Larger photos

Post by bbgobie2 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:11 am

I've left larger photos and a little more write up on my site if your interested.
https://maximfx.com/category/kayak-building/
The forum and community here was super helpful and I probably couldn't/wouldn't have done it with out all the helpful posts and inspiration that came before the project started!

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jem
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Re: Sabalo 12 my first kayak build

Post by jem » Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:26 am

Awesome! May I use your pictures?
-Matt. Designer.

bbgobie2
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Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:10 pm
Type of boat I like: SOT kayaks

Re: Sabalo 12 my first kayak build

Post by bbgobie2 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:01 am

Yes Matt you may.
Thanks for the design and all the help info on these forums!

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