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#1 21 Oct 2011 10:26 am

cooperman
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Registered: 21 Oct 2011
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finished shearwater

Finished about 6 months ago, as good in the water as it looks.

coopermanIMG00051-20110122-14021.jpegshearwater-4.jpgshearwater-1_20111021-1117.jpegshearwater-2.jpg

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#2 21 Oct 2011 3:22 pm

jerryferry
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Registered: 13 Jun 2011
Posts: 18

Re: finished shearwater

stunning!! was it hard to build?


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#3 21 Oct 2011 3:25 pm

Richard
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From: East Sussex
Registered: 7 Jun 2011
Posts: 74

Re: finished shearwater

I would love to know a bit more about the performance.  I do a lot of sea work and wondered how well it rode the waves and does it need a skeg?

Well done with the build that is a superb looking kayak.  I notice that fyne have used one of your pictures so it seems everyone likes it.


Canoe & Kayak Owner

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#4 21 Oct 2011 5:56 pm

fairplay
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Registered: 16 Jun 2011
Posts: 109

Re: finished shearwater

...very nice smile ...


'...so, how many kayaks do you really need?...' - '...one more!...'

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#5 24 Oct 2011 8:56 pm

cooperman
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Registered: 21 Oct 2011
Posts: 4

Re: finished shearwater

Hi, it does not need a skeg. it tracks beautifully, better than any fiberglass kayak i have paddled. very quick, light, and steers very well. i can keep a very good average speed against the tide on the river Arun..  also find it very stable, at 17' and 22" beam is remarkable ... I would recomend not varying from the plans and original design..Mike

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#6 24 Oct 2011 9:02 pm

cooperman
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Registered: 21 Oct 2011
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Re: finished shearwater

Also it is not easy to build but not hard, if you are practical it is no problem, but the quality of the finish requires allot of patience, read allot beforehand, do your research, buy a few books on the subject. also the guys at Fyne were great help with any problems i had
mike

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#7 25 Oct 2011 5:53 am

Mikey
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Registered: 10 Jun 2011
Posts: 20

Re: finished shearwater

Well that's me revved up!  I can't wait to finish mine.  Just hope it turns out half as good as yours Cooperman and I'll be a happy bunny.


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#8 1 Nov 2011 9:07 am

Fyne Boat Kits
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From: Cumbria, UK
Registered: 22 May 2011
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Re: finished shearwater

Here are some more pictures  that we have received. 

wooden-deck-kayak-shearwater.jpg



wooden-kayak-home-made-kit-form.jpg

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#9 1 Nov 2011 9:06 pm

Mikey
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Registered: 10 Jun 2011
Posts: 20

Re: finished shearwater

Wow!!


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