Sunday, May 2, 2010

Day 6 of Kayak Building

May 2, 2010

With everything doweled, planed and lashed the deck is almost done. All that was still needed was a couple coats of varnish to seal and protect it so that we can paddle these kayaks long after our circumnavigation ends.  We ended up doing 2 coats of clear marine varnish yesterday which darkened the wood slightly and makes it look awfully attractive.

Today we are granting it a full 24 hour drying period by taking the day off.  We picked up wood for our stems on either end of the kayak and our keelson and will wait until the morning to take on a new week of kayak building.  Fresh and ready to move onto Part 4 of 7.  

Time Spent Today: 2 hrs
Total Time Spent: 35.5 hrs
What's Next: Stripping our 16 ft keelson and cutting our stems that attach to the risers on each end of the kayak.  This will give the boats their full length and bottom.

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