May 15 to 18 2010 ~ Repairing a partially rotted Wood Kayak called Mini-Yacht
Welcome to Wood Kayak Gallery Three ~ Removing Wood Rot ~ Click Pix to Enlarge ~ Best on Wide Screen ~ Press F11 ~ Hold mouse over pix for title.
Many Galleries begin with "Most Recent First" so the actual beginning of the work begins at the bottom of the page. When this work started it was tough to imagine just how the boat could be fixed. It was so disappointing that there isn’t even one picture of the boat with the blackened canvas on it before I started to remove it. Galleries Two and Three are much nicer to look at.
May 09 to 15 2010 ~ A solution is found for the Rotting Bow sections
You will notice my cats and other things popping up in these galleries and this one is ’Nozer’ who used to be called ’Sox’ at one time, and earlier than that, ’Slash’. He always jumps up and gets right under my chin and demands attention. The lower bow was so bad that it had to be cut away and repaired with cheeks or bow plates made of spruce. The original deck was saved and reinforced with a sub-deck made of found wood, Oak to be precise.
April 08 to May 08 2010 ~ The Frustrating Task of Revealing the Tricky Repairs is well Underway
The Rudder mount is one of the things that present a special problem. It must incorporate a drainage plug that was made of an aluminum flashlight end, must be removable and have a brass or copper bearing and be watertight. It is used to hold the retractable rudder, shown above and made of a variety of composites, metal, fiberglass, epoxy and filler, then painted with wrinklecoat.
April 07 to 08 2010 ~ Beginning Summer Work Outside
The Kayak called Mini-Yacht was built many years ago and that gallery is shown as a link above. It has never had a decent boathouse and has suffered the elements to the point that it must either be replaced or burnt and it’s just too beautiful to chuck away, not to mention all the good times we have had using it on Lake Superior in the surf and also as a sea kayak out in the deep water.
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