Planning a Spring Build

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Planning a Spring Build

Postby Tim C. » Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:44 pm

Hi
I am a retired engineer in Canada, who likes building things, and travel. My first project upon retiring was building a sea kayak. It turned out well and I use it often. My wife and I would like to move up from a well worn tent to something that is easier to set up and a bit more robust - for those wildlife encounters in the middle of the night. Currently I am sponging up all I can on various web pages, but a forum like this with lots of experiences will be a huge asset.
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Re: Planning a Spring Build

Postby Vedette » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:13 am

Where in Canada?
I assume you are near a coast?? :thinking:
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Re: Planning a Spring Build

Postby bc toys » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:17 am

welcome Tim to this great site of info
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Re: Planning a Spring Build

Postby Vedette » Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:55 pm

They come!
They signup!
They may post???
But, so many never return????????? :roll:
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Re: Planning a Spring Build

Postby Tim C. » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:12 pm

Well I have been absorbing info and planning for my March build... It's still -20C out during this crazy cold snap.
I've ordered a stripped down aluminum trailer frame and checked out a sample to enable a foot well build. Things are in motion.
Now the budgetting part...

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Re: Planning a Spring Build

Postby Tim C. » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:13 pm

Well I have been absorbing info and planning for my March build... It's still -20C out during this crazy cold snap.
I've ordered a stripped down aluminum trailer frame and checked out a sample to enable a foot well build. Things are in motion.
Now the budgetting part...

Tim
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Re: Planning a Spring Build

Postby friz » Sat Jan 06, 2018 3:50 pm

If the kayak you built was stitch and glue, you would already be familiar with the construction of the Chesapeake Light Craft Tear Drop. I have one and really enjoy it. I have a build journal here if you want to see how it goes together.Image

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Re: Planning a Spring Build

Postby KennethW » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:45 pm

Tim C. wrote:Well I have been absorbing info and planning for my March build... It's still -20C out during this crazy cold snap.
I've ordered a stripped down aluminum trailer frame and checked out a sample to enable a foot well build. Things are in motion.
Now the budgetting part...

Tim

You are not very clear on what you think you may be building. But I have found that if you bolt the last two cross beams under the main rails you can slid a galley floor of 1/2 plywood in between the beams to lower the galley floor and make a lot more storage in the galley(5+ inches). Just a thought
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