The "Georgian Bay" a Cedar Strip, fiberglass & epoxy Kayak. 16'6" with 24" width, about 40 lbs.
Plans by Rob Macks of Laughing Loon Custom Canoe & Kayak www.laughingloon.com
The beginnings: Spring, 2015 the kayak stations, cut out, total of 10, to give the shape
2 sheets of plans, Cedar planks cut into very long strips of the hull on the inside of the cedar strips
from the bow, the Stations setup on the strongback, trial setup, using clamps to allow for alignment.
the Pygmyboat.com penguino 145 4pd is on the wall rack, that will see water soon,
Strongback & formers from the stern (below)
First 4 strakes in place, The white dots are hot glue "clamps" that allow the spring clamps to be
lots of clamps to hold the plank in place, removed & another strake added, without having to wait for glue to dry.
BOW view: Keel planks in place, test fitting & heat bending next strake. Stern view: second strake test fit. The wood blocks are temporary clamping points.
Stern view: test fitting/bending second strake by keel. close to finishing the planking of hull. use of temporary clamping
Northern White Cedar with Western Red Cedar accents blocks & hot melt glue dots while wood glue dries
Hull planking done & sanded planking the deck, Western Red Cedar strips
White Maple accents for the decking fiberglass application to underside of deck
Cockpit development, gluing in the underside support (below) cockpit coaming lip being tried in
just a few clamps
Fore Deck hatch, the hatch is held in place with rare earth magnets, provides very clean deck lines. Final finish yet to come.
Kayak #2 finished, Wood Greenland eskimo paddle along side.
see the topic Eskimo paddles for the construction of the Inuit & Aleut paddles,
need to add safety perimeter lines,
deck rigging with effigies - manatee, mink, dolphin Starboard side with retractable skeg control
Why I kayak - new skills, beautiful views, great photo op's, & the community of paddlers that come to this gathering.
Door county Sea Kayak Symposium, all day paddle by Cave Pt. Door county, Mink River, Rowleys Bay, Bay had gusts to 23mph,
this is the peaceful portion of that paddle