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Wahoo FSK: Update from Mark Nye

Posted By Dan Caouette

Mark Nye (FL) built his Wahoo FSK using our pre-cut forms last year.  He’s been actively racing with it and has been fine tuning his setup.  Here’s his latest report with some interesting upgrades.  Who knew that Smart Track makes a

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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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Spray HPK – Deck Fittings

Posted By Dan Caouette

Deck fittings are also generally easier to install when the deck is separate from the hull.  For this project we’re using simple fiberglass tube deck fittings.  On some building bulletin boards they are commonly also called “Maroske fittings” after a home

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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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Spray HPK – Deck Construction

Posted By Dan Caouette

If I was building a canoe, I’d be thinking about outfitting now.  It is a kayak so time to build the deck.  The same basic steps used to build the hull are used: strip, sand and fiberglass the exterior, flip, sand

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Spray HPK – Hull Construction

Posted By Dan Caouette

With the forms cut out it was time to start the real construction of Zack’s Spray HPK.  What follows is mostly standard kayak building stuff.
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The forms were attached to the strongback per the drawings.  Sixteen

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New Project – Spray HPK (High Performance Kayak)

Posted By Dan Caouette

Our latest project looks similar to a lot of the previous ones: a long, narrow racing kayak.  And it is.  It just started life a little differently.  As a surf ski…
This winter I was approached by Zack in Tennessee to

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Two New Wooden Surf Ski Designs

Posted By Dan Caouette

I just added two new designs to the Catalog of Designs.  They are surf skis recently designed by Björn Thomasson: the Spray and the Spindrift 2.

Both are designed to be built using wood strips.  What’s the difference between a

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Launching: “Mustang Sally” Wahoo Fast Sea Kayak, Massachusetts

Posted By Dan Caouette

2012 “Mustang Sally” Wahoo Fast Sea Kayak

Built for LISA in Massachusetts. The Whoo was designed by John Winters, a world renown canoe and kayak designer as a open water competition sea kayak targeted for smaller paddlers.

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Launching: “Vinaccia” Black Pearl, Ontario

Posted By Dan Caouette

Another Black Pearl is leaving the shop this weekend!  AND, it’s an international order to boot.   Over the summer I was commissioned to build it by a customer from Ottawa, Ontario.   I finished work on it this weekend.  He’s driving

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