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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby Outback Yak » 04 Apr 2019, 13:34

Looks fantastic Cheater.... great skills to turn out such a sleek, elegant craft....your new pride and joy. Congrats :clap:
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 04 Apr 2019, 16:07

peatop wrote:Looks at home in the water :up: any plans for the next one?


strangely enough I have sketched up a narrower hull with of cause less drag but was worried about stability and if I could sit in one
this craft worked out a lot more stable than I guessed it would - I do believe I could cut the stability factor back a bit to make a faster craft

of cause I know I could build a kayak lighter next time as this was a learning curve - so a lighter kayak with less drag again

we'll see how this one goes on a paddle challenge or two and get a couple of other projects out of the way and I may relook at another build
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby 4liters » 04 Apr 2019, 18:07

Can you give a rough quote in time and materials?
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 04 Apr 2019, 20:08

Galey wrote:Well done mate, any idea what it weighs Cheater?



chucked the hull on the bathroom scales and it went 17 kg - I then weighed the hatch lids - rudder and foam seat that added 1 kg so the ball park is 18 kg

if i go with one of Eoins larger rudders that will save a little weight

I do think built again I could shave a couple of Kg off that
the Paulowia ( wood ) is really light but I have used some Marine Ply which is quite a bit heavier same with the hard word ends

4liters wrote:Can you give a rough quote in time and materials?


I'll look back over my receipts in the near future for you

as for time the basic hull came together pretty quick finishing off take more time as even small things take time to set
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby Galey » 05 Apr 2019, 09:46

cheaterparts wrote:
Galey wrote:Well done mate, any idea what it weighs Cheater?



chucked the hull on the bathroom scales and it went 17 kg - I then weighed the hatch lids - rudder and foam seat that added 1 kg so the ball park is 18 kg

Wow that's pretty impressive. Amazing how quickly you have managed to get this done while still maintaining the quality. Given how many half finished projects are sitting in sheds all around the world this is an absolute credit to you mate. Been a ripper thread to follow. :thumbsup:
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 14 Apr 2019, 20:19

it's getting close today I got the hull masked up and red stripes went down the length along the shear and the hatch seal surfaces also got the red treatment
I used straight red tint base coat

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after a couple of hours the marking stripped off and the assembly hung from the roof so I could clear the whole boat

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and the magic of clear now sets the wood colour off

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plenty of 2K clear has been applied so if any blocking back and polishing needs to be done I can after it goes hard ( about a week )
it shouldn't need a lot as the finish looks pretty good

now I just have to fit up deck rigging something for the Easter W/E
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby Jacko » 14 Apr 2019, 23:10

cheaterparts wrote:it's getting close today I got the hull masked up and red stripes went down the length along the shear and the hatch seal surfaces also got the red treatment


Red stripes will make it go faster !
Watch out Gippsland challengers -
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby Seasherpa » 14 Apr 2019, 23:29

Jacko wrote:
cheaterparts wrote:it's getting close today I got the hull masked up and red stripes went down the length along the shear and the hatch seal surfaces also got the red treatment


Red stripes will make it go faster !
Watch out Gippsland challengers -


Yep basically the plan now is for all of us to t-bone him off the start line and hope for a capsize to have any chance of winning. :lol:
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Re: cheater mk 2.4 strip build

Postby cheaterparts » 19 Apr 2019, 20:05

quick update - got all the rear deck rigging done today - Perimeter line - Bungees a tow point and rear hatch cover straps - also got a good start on the front

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that it short and sweet today
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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 erik the viking » 19 Apr 2019, 22:07

Man, that is one magnificent looking craft. Congratulations Stephan, excellent work.
When I first saw the 'red bits', I was a bit skeptical, but I am slowly becoming a convinced. :D
Also, I am almost a convert to the 'sleek paddle craft' fraternity.
Don't take this the wrong way, but 'by gosh I like a nice piece of wood'. :up:
Wood love to this this craft in person one day? :yahoo: (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
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