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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby laneends » 26 Feb 2019, 18:41

cheaterparts wrote:
erik the viking wrote:
cheaterparts wrote: - just hope I can stay upright on it it looks less stable every time I look at that narrow round bottom


Yours or the crafts?


could be ether I guess - I'm a little unstable most of the time


That the real reason for all the recent weight loss?
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 02 Mar 2019, 15:35

there's still action on the kayak build front with a few more bits happening
I got a layer of glass under the hatch seal supports -

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and also got the rudder bush tube glued in place while that was going off I also got a layer of glass
around the inside edge of the coming and set it to cure over night

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Saturday morning time for some sanding cleaning up the coming again which I was going to paint but it has come up better than I thought is would so
it will stay the std wood colour and cleared

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now for the rudder I pulled the rudder out of my Profisha 525 - cut the bush tube to length and slid the rudder in
that fits mint - I was going to upgrade the profisha rudder anyway to one of Eoins specials - so it looks like the stealth rudder will have a new home
the pivot is set about 65 cm in from the rear edge of the kayak

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the rudder bellcrank housing is glued up and curing as I post this - it will be fitted to the deck under the smaller
most rearward hatch - hopefully this arvo - then maybe the deck and hull might be getting stuck together
maybe tomorrow

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just setting up to get measurements - the std 525 rudder has about 10 mm of clearance under the hatch lid
and theres enough roon for the bell crank and a couple of nuts -- perfect !
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 09 Mar 2019, 20:32

So the deck and the hull are now joining up - with the edges of both sanded up and ready for glassing the deck was taped together with the hull pulling the gaps at the shear as tight as possible

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some thickened epoxy was put at both ends and a seal of duct tape applied around the shear to stop the epoxy just running through the gap

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the hull mounted on one side and some fibreglass tape run along the inside and epoxied together

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inside of the LHS now glass taped once that goes off I'll do the other
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby Galey » 09 Mar 2019, 20:43

Have you logged the hours you've spent on this project Cheater?
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby peatop » 10 Mar 2019, 11:55

Looking good, i bet the excitement is building towards it's maiden voyage ;)
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby happyas » 10 Mar 2019, 22:18

Is the top of the rudder tube above the waterline Cheater or do you have O rings inside the tube?
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 11 Mar 2019, 07:14

happyas wrote:Is the top of the rudder tube above the waterline Cheater or do you have O rings inside the tube?


the tube is above the water line but I have made a sealed to the hull housing like the stealth rudder housing so any water can only exit back through the rudder shaft
it wont run in the hull

Galey wrote:Have you logged the hours you've spent on this project Cheater?


no but it really came along pretty quick - the biggest thing that takes time is waiting for epoxy to go off you can spend 1/2 and hour then wait over night for the epoxy to go off
things like stripping the hull and deck go surprisingly quick once you get a plan nutted out and the Paulownia ( wood ) is quite easy to work with - very few knotty bits and it planes and works well

just a note a second boat would be quicker as this was the first I was learning on the job

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I got the second side glass taped after fishing yesterday - after my morning coffee I'm going to rip all the sticky tape off the boat before heading to work

next chore is to prep the outside shear lines maybe a very small amount of filler and then a glass strip has to go around the shear - I've picked up some hard wood to do the end sections that will take a bit of time to shape up and stick on then it will be a boat ready to fit out -- bulkheads - seat - rudder pedals and cables
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Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Yellow Eye Mullet 32 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 40 hood lenth


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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 15 Mar 2019, 07:17

well moving right along with some more bits

I've fitted a some hard wood ends on I guess the bits that may get a bit of a touch from time to time

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the rear section glued and shaped up this will get a final clean up and a hole drilled for the rear carry handle before being sealed on with glass

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and the leading edge again pretty much shaped up with a small section of hard wood along the edge that may hit the beach
a hole also needs to go through the front just behind the front hard wood section for the front handle

next mission to sand the hull ( which I've started ) seal along the shear with glass - seal the hard word ends and do another fill coat or 2 to sand the glass steps out before
clear coating the outside with 2K clear

so it's getting closer
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Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Yellow Eye Mullet 32 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 40 hood lenth


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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 19 Mar 2019, 19:11

on the week end I got the bottom all sanded up and also sealed to outside of the shear line and glassed the hardwood ends at the same time
there was a couple of yucky bits in the bottom which I patched up last night just needs a sand up and maybe another fill coat to get it really smooth for painting with clear 2K

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Tonight I pulled the boat out sat it of the grass and climbed in for the first time and it is a good fit - got the wife to mark where my heels fitted so I have an idea where the rudder pedals need to go
and I cut out the bulkheads and will need just a small trim before they get glassed in

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So it's progressing well I'd like to think it will be really to test fly by the end of the month -
My kayak PBs
Gummy shark 128 Cm -- Elephant fish 85 Cm -- Snapper 91 Cm -- KG Whiting 49 Cm -- Flathead 55 Cm -- Garfish 47 Cm --Yellow Eye Mullet 32 cm -- Silver Trevally 40 Cm -- Long Fin Pike 41.5 Cm -- snook 53 Cm -- Couta 71 Cm -- Squid 40 hood lenth


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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby happyas » 19 Mar 2019, 23:42

Wow! That looks pretty slick.
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