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Free Plans: Plywood Hatch Recesses

Posted By Dan Caouette

 Thinking of building a kayak and want to use commercial hatches (like Beckson deck plates or Kajak-Sport rubber/plastic lids) but are not sure how to mount them on your curved deck? Now you can make a simple recess out of plywood.

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Outfitting components from Kajak-Sport now available!!

Posted By Dan Caouette

We are proud to announce that we are an authorized Kajak-Sport retailer!  We choose to stock KS products as their hardware is of the best quality and the company is a world leader in kayaking innovation.
Today [Kajak-Sport’s] components are highly

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Spray HPK: Outfitting

Posted By Dan Caouette

With a freshly painted kayak sitting in the shop, all  that’s left is the final outfitting: carve and install the seat, run the decklines, install the steering components, fit out the hatches, add the interesting paddle park and GPS mount and

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Spray HPK – Day Hatch

Posted By Dan Caouette

[singlepic id=70 w=300 h=200 float=right]A popular option has been the inclusion of a “day hatch.”  It’s a small hatch that is easier to access on the water than the main ones.  It’s a good place to store a camera, water, snacks,

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Spray HPK – Rudder and Foot Brace

Posted By Dan Caouette

This kayak needed a steering system.  Most racing kayaks have rudders so that the paddler can concentrate on their forward stroke instead of making constant course corrections.  All their energy can go into straight-line speed.  They’re not essential.
This one was

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Spray HPK – Hatches and Bulkheads

Posted By Dan Caouette

With the bare hull and deck constructed it was time to switch gears and start working on components that are attached to the interior of the kayak.  Spefically hatches, fittings for deck lines, bulkheads, steering components and the cockpit coaming. 

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