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    Another SOF

    Very nice lines! I esp. like the lashing of the frame. Your kayakfoundry lines also look very interesting. I like the stern lines, especially. Keep us posted if you do anything more with it.
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    Not a boat

    Nice work! My wife has been getting on me about replacing my daughter's queen sized bed frame. Maybe I'll have to give this a try, only not as fancy. Again, great job! I can hardly tell the difference between the catalog pic and you're finished product.
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    A Bass Case!

    No, but I was going to use vinyl that we have on hand from when we changed to ballistic nylon, but I may still use that to skin one of my kayaks I have hanging in the garage. As far as building a guitar, I'm going to build a Saga 5-string bass kit so I can get the hang of it, then I'm going to...
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    A Bass Case!

    Maybe I should strap it on the back of my kayak in case a white whale sinks my boat. I could do an Ishmael and float around on it until the whaling boat Rachel picks me up. :lol:
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    A Bass Case!

    Thanks Jack! This is my first try at making a box. Finished! The suitcase handle was brown, but since this photo I've painted it black with Krylon Fusion plastic paint. Closed. But... It opens! And, after I open it, I can close it again! The bass in its new home. The handle after...
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    A Bass Case!

    -- I got tired of transporting my Peavey bass in the soft gig bag, so I decided to make myself a hard case. Materials are 1/4" plywood for the top and bottom and 1/4" pine boards for the sides. Construction is glue and staples. I didn't think to start taking photos until I was this far into...
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    Short Lake Trip

    It looks like a nice trip in nice boats! I don't like sardines either!
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    What Has Nobucks been doing???

    Thanks Jack! It's been too long.
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    Apostle Islands, Northern Wisconsin

    Nothing like resurrecting an old thread! IN an earlier post, I showed a pic of the tall ship, The Pride Of Baltimore, at sea on the Big Lake. This last summer, 2011, July, Mark and I were privileged to see her up close in the harbor in Marquette. Nice ship. I took a few pics, which I...
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    What Has Nobucks been doing???

    Hey guys! Long time, no see! I'll post some kayak related stuff in the other categories tomorrow, but I just finished this project, and thought I'd share it. The gun is a 9mm Springfield Armory XD(m) 3.8 Compact. The sight is a Trijicon RMR RM02 red dot sight.
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    My Winter

    It's funny that you should say that my paddling buddy, Sam, looks like Chuck Norris. He was just complaining about that to me the other day. He's a world class paddler, and one of the best instructors of instructors in the world. He paddled all the way around Ireland a couple of years ago. I...
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    My Winter

    Jack gives me too much credit. :oops: If I don't know what to say, I don't say anything. :wink: As for the rest of you, I'll take your dismay as envy. :mrgreen: I just can't stand sitting in the house during the winter time when there's all that good paddling and good scenery that...
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    My Winter

    Here are a few pics from my winter season on Lake Superior. I've managed to get out every month since November, so, November, December, January, February, March, and (soon) April. My goal is to have paddled at least once every month for a year. I missed October, or I'd almost be done. :-[...
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    Paddling Superior in December

    Paddling in December I didn't see it at first, but when you said "foliage for hair" it jumped right out at me. I'm trying to get out on the open water at least once every month for a year, so the ice will only get better from here on out. My friend's 7 year old son saw the ice pics and...
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    Paddling Superior in December

    Hey Everyone, I wanted to check in and let you know I was still alive. Just have had a ton of stuff on my plate for several months. After I went paddling today I thought, "What better way to say hi than to give everyone a Lake Superior chill!" I went out to Presque Isle in Marquette this...
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    Kayak durability -- WOW!

    Re: A bit after the fact, but I'm working on catching up on old posts. I've run my SOF's up on sharp rocks and haven't cut the skin yet. I also have yet to puncture it. Most holes in an SOF come from getting pebbles and sand between the frame and the skin. Eventually, they work their way...
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    SOF help

    Hey guys, sorry, I haven't been around for a while. Check out Brian Schulz's website. He built an SOF sailboat and sailed it down in Baja. http://www.capefalconkayak.com/jwboat.html Skinning is done the same way as with a kayak, just without a deck. Staples on the gunwale can be covered...
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    Kayak durability -- WOW!

    That's the same kayak skin that we're now using on our kayak kits, nylon with a two part urethane coating from Spirit Line in Washington. Our old skin, PVC, is also just as tough, but more difficult (acc. to some customers) to skin the frame. For sea kayaking, there aren't many things that...
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    Kayak Jack: found your picture

    -- I'm the tall one in the back. :wink:
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    What do you use for camping...... And Why.

    I'm something of a minimalist, and I like to see how little I can get away with bringing. I've pretty much posted my philosophy and my gear list in an earlier post. When I go truck camping, I'm all about comfort in a tent. I bring plenty to eat and drink, lots of ice, firewood, chairs, a...