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Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

Discussion in 'Kayak' started by swampwood, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    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.
     
  2. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    I'm not familiar with "sapele"; what is it?
     
  3. a Bald Cypress

    a Bald Cypress Well-Known Member

  4. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    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
     
  5. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    Finally finished cutting everything out.
    Spliced the panels together and stiched the bottom halve together.
    Ready to start gluing them together and fiberglassing before I start the top halve.
     

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  6. a Bald Cypress

    a Bald Cypress Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    Gonna look purrrdyyy when done.



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

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    Configuration of hull would not fit my fanny at all. But- that boat will track straight forever.
     
  8. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    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!!!
     
  9. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    Jack,
    The cockpit will be more to your fanny's liking. :idea:
     
  10. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    Swampus Woodicus, will you and the boat be at the rendezvous? I'd like to shake hands with the boat and see your bottom planks.
     
  11. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    Updated pics
     

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  12. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    A couple more pics
     

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  13. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    Jack,
    I hope not to have this kayak by that time?
     
  14. a Bald Cypress

    a Bald Cypress Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    You are going to need a "bow thruster" to turn that.

    But, it sure looks fast and purtttty.
     
  15. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    Well, Swampus Woodicus, bring yourself if you don't bring the boat. I need you to talk to Baldy, whilst I sneak into the bacon line.
     
  16. rpecot

    rpecot Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    I like how the grain matches with the vertical(ish) sides. Nice work 8)
     
  17. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    It looks like a real stealth boat in this shot.
     
  18. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Re: Mill Creek Sea Island Sport Sit on Top

    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).
     
  19. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

  20. swampwood

    swampwood Well-Known Member

    Pictures are back!
     

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