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#1 10 Sep 2021 5:26 pm

Jmac58
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Petrel Play Kayak

I have started my second build having finished a Wood Duck 12 hybrid last year.  Have bought a band saw, belt sander and a new veritas block plane!  I have used an aluminium strong back for accuracy and made some L spacers.  The plans provided from Guillemot Kayaks are excellent and I am using Nick Shade's book titled Building Strip-Planked Boats and his You Tube videos as my references.  I hope the pics and comments will be of interest and help those thinking of building this beautiful Kayak.
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#2 11 Sep 2021 8:31 am

teejay
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

Great stuff James - that's taking your boat building to a whole new level.  It looks as if you've made a good start - it'll be really interesting to see how the build develops.  All the best - especially as it gets a bit colder - but you'll have  thought of that no doubt.
Tim

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#3 16 Sep 2021 10:09 am

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

Thanks Tim.  I'm in no rush!  Good to see you are nearly there on your build and looking forward to seeing her (does she have a name yet?) in the water.  Best. J

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#4 22 Mar 2022 1:54 pm

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

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#5 22 Mar 2022 1:57 pm

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

Finally making some progress.  Inner stems and the first strips now on.  The robo bevel working well.  Best. J

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#6 24 Mar 2022 6:18 pm

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

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#7 24 Mar 2022 7:42 pm

teejay
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

I can see lots that looks familiar from your previous build but lots that's at a different and more complex level - looks like good progress and another lovely boat emerging.  Looking forward to future posts.

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#8 25 Mar 2022 2:37 pm

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

Thanks Tim.  Great to see the post of your wood duck on the water.  I like the contrast of the white hull and stripped deck.  Best. J

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#9 30 Mar 2022 9:15 am

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

Heating up the strips with a heat gun and using straps where the twist is greatest has worked well

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#10 30 Mar 2022 9:16 am

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

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#11 2 May 2022 3:59 pm

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

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#12 3 May 2022 9:38 am

teejay
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

Well done James - those last few strips to the bottom of the hull look very intricate and precise. 

It's really good to see the boat coming on - you're going to have a very eye-catching result with the choice of strips you've made.

Tim

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#13 3 May 2022 8:10 pm

sailingfree
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

James, that looks really good. Although its obviously more work beveling each strip, the end result looks really tight. I guess one of the positive tradeoffs here is that you don't need to mess round with sanding coves/beads where the strips meet at an angle.
Looking forward to watching your progress on this.
Pete

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#14 9 May 2022 9:47 am

Jmac58
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Re: Petrel Play Kayak

Thanks both for your kind words.  I found it almost impossible to avoid gaps at the stern where the strips are at maximum bend/twist.  I used straps to try and meet the forms as staples not strong enough to hold everything in place.  I will fill the gaps with some very fine wood strips and I dont think they will be too visible.  Once you get the hang of using the robobevel, its fairly quick to instal each strip.  I also bought a Stanley 79 plane from ebay and it has been very useful.  I have enjoyed using the block plane to bevel each strip to fit - rather satisfying when you get a tight fit!  Nick Schade's video series invaluable!  Best. James

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