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17' Endeavor Started (Stapleless)

Discussion in 'Kayak' started by swampwood, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Started my kayak this week and am presently in the process of rough sanding the bottom.
    Building with Sinker Cypress strips and using Tiger Maple/Cocobola highlights.
    All with no staples (no holes)
    Will be posting updates with pics later
     
  2. a Bald Cypress

    a Bald Cypress Well-Known Member

    Man, that sure will be pretty with those woods.

    I just hope you can hire someone to help you load and unload it.

    I'll make a guess here it comes in over 65 lbs. :roll:
     
  3. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Here are a few pics.
    PS. It will be way less than the weight projections.
     

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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2017
  4. mike

    mike Well-Known Member

    WOW!

    Very cool. That is going to be a beautiful boat. 8) 8) 8)

    Mike
     
  5. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    OK, Swampwood, we're expecting great things!
     
  6. seedtick

    seedtick Well-Known Member

    looking good

    can't wait to see the grain really show when you start top coating
     
  7. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Seedtick,
    I will have to call on the real pro when its time for the topcoating. :wink:
     
  8. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Finished glassing the top and added a pic.
     

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  9. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Is that snazzy looking inlay on the bottom for the fish to see? I can't wait to see the top!
     
  10. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    Hey Guys,
    How much ya want to bet he don't graphite the bottom. :mrgreen:
    Swampwood,
    I have looked at untold pictures of strip built boats and have never seen a boat with accent striped in the bottom like you have. That is outstanding.
    Bob
     
  11. wilded

    wilded Well-Known Member

    I would love to be able to build a boat like that when I grow up. ET :mrgreen:
     
  12. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Bob
    You are right there will not be any graphite on the bottom, but there is carbon fiber inside at the bow and stem pieces.
    Thanks for the wonderful comments.
     
  13. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Kayak Jack,
    Actually the bottom highlights (in theory) are at the water line. Was hoping that if the fish did see them they would jump in the boat. :?:
     
  14. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Well, if I was a fish - I would!
     
  15. beekeeper

    beekeeper Well-Known Member

    Looking good!!! Is the last picture the deck or bottom?

    beekeeper
     
  16. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Keeper of Bees,
    That is the top in the last pic.
     
  17. Bellybuster

    Bellybuster Well-Known Member

    all I can say is WOW.
    That tiger maple (we call it fiddleback maple) is fantastic.
     
  18. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Here is the top with the cockpit on and the hatch covers cut out.
     

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  19. mike

    mike Well-Known Member

    WOW!

    That is one BEAUTIFUL boat! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)

    Please, more pics.

    Mike
     
  20. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Kind of a nice boat to be hanging on a wall. :wink:
     

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