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12' strip kayak with no plans

Kayak Jack

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#24
Woodman, I consider a bulkhead as necessary, and in the way. You can reinforce the underside of your decking very simply by glueing on a 3" - 4" wide strip across most of the deck width. On a deck that is peaked, and not rounded, I've glued a strip across by just glueing its ends to the underside of the deck. This leaves a gap in the middle, where you could add a short vertical piece.

These simple braces will add stiffening to a deck without adding a lot of weight.
 

woodman

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#25
I like the simplicity of the freedon 13 deck.

Here is how the mock-up is looking. The 2 bulkheads are 5 feet apart and the front one I will cut an access hole in.
The flat part of the rear bulkhead is 15'' wide tapering back to 10'' wide at the transom.


 

woodman

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#27
The template for the spray skirt outer ring.

I need to decide how far to come in for the opening, how thick and what to build the opening up with and weather 3/16 ply. will work for the top ring.