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Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

swampwood

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Aug 6, 2010
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Bayou State - Louisiana
#1
Just ordered all the materials and cut out the plywood for a strongback.
The boat will be stich and glue okoume and have a Sapele or strip top?
15'-6" long x 27" wide (up too 275lb. paddler) The boat is also self draining.
Pics coming soon.
 

swampwood

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Aug 6, 2010
273
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Bayou State - Louisiana
#4
Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

Finished the strongback and added extensions to lay out a 16' x 4' lenght of plywood. Will start marking the patterns out tommorrrow.
Cold here, but not in the heated garage. :D
 

swampwood

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Aug 6, 2010
273
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Bayou State - Louisiana
#8
Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

That lumber has been standing that way for 2 years and it is still as straight as the day I stored it.
It is all kiln dried!!!
a Bald Cypress said:
Gonna look purrrdyyy when done.



By the by, when you store your wood on end, won't it pick up a bend ?.
 

swampwood

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Aug 6, 2010
273
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Bayou State - Louisiana
#18
Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

a Bald Cypress said:
You are going to need a "bow thruster" to turn that.

But, it sure looks fast and purtttty.
These kayaks are mainly used in the marshes and inland saltwater bays, where no other boats can get too the reds. They will take rougher water (waves).