Well, several months after finish the kayak we finally got it into the water two weekends agp. Such is life when you are busy with little kids!
I recently finished applying System Three’s WR-LPU to the Tern14. I chose to use this material primarily for two reasons. First, it is touted as being a very tough finish, longer lasting than standard varnishes.
Just a few more steps left to finish the Tern14! I think my list of things to do, in order, are as follows:
Whew, it’s been a while since I’ve added any information. I didn’t do much work on the boat during the summer.
I made some good progress with the kayak last week. I put in fillets and taped all the seams on the underside of the deck.
Call me crazy, but I decided to try and use black epoxy for the deck seams. The materials involve black pigment and microfibres from Fiber-Tek.
Gluing the seams isn’t as straightforward as you would think. From what I’ve learned (and I could be doing it incorrectly), gluing the seams involves:
I’m ready to glue the kayak hull. Click on the album below to find out more…
Building the Pygmy Coho has some good tips for S&G kayak building. Here’s a tip that I wished I had noticed earlier: “I cut a plastic cup to match the length of the stitching wires.
I started stitching the panels on the Tern14 the other night. I hadn’t done much work on the boat recently, and it was good to get into the shop and make some progress.